Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
With April 17-- tax day-- just a few days away, National Priorities Project shows you where your 2011 federal income taxes were spent-- down to the penny. And for the first time ever, we'll write you a receipt for your income taxes. We'll also connect taxes to your paycheck.
The largest slice of your 2011 federal income taxes went to the military, with other sizable chunks going to health care, interest on the federal debt, and income security programs like Social Security and unemployment compensation.