So What Exactly Did The Government Do With Your Money Last Year?

Paying taxes fucking sucks.

Even if you deeply believe in your patriotic duty and understand that your tax dollars are going to make the nation run, it still really hurts.

Of course, like anything else, we might feel a little better about hacking off a sizable percentage of our yearly earnings if we actually knew where the money goes.

Well thanks to the National Priorities Project, we now have a better idea of how your money is spent by Uncle Sam.

Just take a look at this handy infographic that the group created:


The biggest chunk of your tax dollar goes to Healthcare spending but is closely followed up by spending on National Defense.

Less than 4 cents of every one of your dollars that go to Washington is spent on Education.

Pretty crazy when you think about it.

Tell us in the comments what you think is the most surprising about this and share with your friends!

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Photo Credit: National Priorities Project

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