How are your tax dollars spent?

Author: Dave Boike, Retirement Resources
Exploring the site is a fascinating way to see where your national priorities lie when compared to those of the government. How much goes to job development and education compared to health care? How does health care rank when it comes to foreign policy and even foreign aid? Most of us don't have a clue, let alone how much tax money is allocated to each different cause.The programs and services funded by your income tax, as well as the percentage of your total income-tax payment they receive, are as follows:
National Defense 24.9%

Health Care 23.7%

Job and Family Security 19.1%

Education and Job Training 3.6%

Veterans Benefits 4.5%

National Resources, Energy, and Environment 2.0%

International Affairs 1.6%

Science, Space, and Technology Programs 1.0%

Immigration, Law Enforcement, and Administration of Justice 2.0%

Agriculture 0.7%

Community, Area, and Regional Development 0.5%

Response to Natural Development 0.4%

Additional Government Programs 7.9%

Net Interest 8.1%