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    This shows how all federal dollars are spent, including discretionary and mandatory programs, and interest on the debt.
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    Ever wonder what happens to your taxes? This shows how each federal income tax dollar was spent last tax year.

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Five billion dollars is not huge in a federal discretionary budget of more than $1 trillion. But it’s an incredibly meaningful sum to any number of smaller federal government programs.

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