Where does your tax money go?

As we approach this year’s Tax Day, we know that Americans have wildly different national priorities that they would like to see become reality — or perhaps, things they would prefer the government to step away from entirely. Thanks to a new report from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, taxpayers can see our own “receipt” showing where our dollars went and how those priorities match our own.

As you can see, the majority of tax dollars go into a very small collection of budget items — items which are generally kept off the table for any sort of reform or cuts.

We know that the United States’ fiscal situation is far from healthy and could become downright dire in a very short amount of time if major changes do not happen.

This year on Tax Day, remember the timeless words of Milton Friedman: “Keep your eye on one thing and one thing only: how much government is spending, because that’s the true tax.” Let’s rededicate ourselves to taking on the true tax once and for all.