Where did your tax dollars go after last April 15?

If you wonder where each of your tax dollars go, the following figure from The Heritage Foundation gives you an accurate picture of the expenditures greater than 1% of the total taxes.

Please note the nearly 33% discrepancy between the amount collected on tax day and the amount spent during the year – almost $10,000 per household more – adding $1.1T to our children and grandchildren’s debt.



According to the federal Taxpayer Advocate in its 2012 report, Americans’ cost of complying with today’s complex tax code totaled $168 billion in 2010. That’s almost as large as the impact of the Obama tax hikes in fiscal year 2013, and twice the size of sequestration this year [see chart].

It takes taxpayers 6.1 billion hours—or 51 hours per household—to complete all the required filings. That’s more than six full eight-hour working days per household!

As the above infographic shows, 45 percent or almost half of all spending pays for Social Security and health care entitlements. Without reforming these massive and growing programs, Washington will never balance its budget and the debt will continue to increase.

The interest paid on this debt is currently $220B per year and will increase to $880B by 2023 assuming increasing debt and projected  inflation increases. Obama’s 2013 budget never balances the budget in future years, as far as the eye can see, and continues to increase government’s influence over our financial and personal lives.




  1. Brian Opsahl

    When have I ever bashed working people (since im one of them) and who the hell are you to question me Juice. You don’t like my opinions that’s fine but to start questoning my work habits is out of line and none of your dam business. You want to get personal with me then start giving us all your personal information for a dissmantleing.

    What is wrong with you Juice, are you that bothered by my opinions that you need to attack me personally or what…..?

    You got a question, ask it. What I do for a living,and how I do it is off limits I have offered before on this blog about my Union status so go back and read some oldies other than that buzz off and go find someone else that plays that game.

  2. Brian Opsahl


    Bill Clinton sent 22 tomahawks at UBL and at least 3 of them got within 30 minutes of hitting him,also everytime Clinton shot a missle at UBL your republicans in congress cried on the house floor …wag the dog…remember that Terry…do you ?

    Answer me this Terry, how many tomahawks did your Bush shoot at him…yea none thats how many.

    The economy colapsed after 7 yaers of BUSH and his ideas …the entire economy Terry and you want us to believe it was Clintons fault somehow…even though Clinton leaft Bush with a budget surplus….something no republican that I remember ever doing..?

    The 100,000 thousand dead Iraqs would beg to differ and again all that blood is on his hands.

    Lying about WMDs has been a corner stone of the Bush regiem and only you and the wingnuts don’t get it….everybody else on the planet doe’s

  3. Wag the dog was when Clinton bombed Baghdad for four days in December, 1998 over WMDs? Was Clinton lying when he committed an act of war on Iraq over WMDs?

    “Earlier today, I ordered America’s armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.”


    Have you ever paid a dime for your education?

  4. Brian Opsahl


    Everytime he fired one of those Tomahawks ,it was wag the dog, I was there Terry I lived it so your not going to BS me with any websites that fit your agenda.

    Your Bush never fired anything at UBL except his Cowboy persona…

    Everybody in the world gets that Bush was an idiot except you and a few like you Terry…why is that…?

  5. Well scratch CNN as a news station Brain watches, so we have the big 3 and MSNBC.

  6. now that is funny spelling Brian as Brain.
    oxymoron? yes or no?

  7. Brian Opsahl

    I will play…Mr.Vollyball…? yes ,comparing me with a brain…that is

  8. Wilson,

    I think just plain old Moron will describe him.


    “Everytime he fired one of those Tomahawks ,it was wag the dog, I was there Terry I lived it…” You were where? Afghanistan? The Clinton White House? or somewhere near Rockford?

    A few cruise missoles, wow. So he failed 22 times, but say he tried hard. This isn’t tee-ball. After failing a few times with missiles, you think he would try another method – such as boots on the ground and give them the permission to carry out the mission.

    And CNN is not a legimate news source for you?

    Are you Cunninghams’s love child?

    • Ted Biondo

      Ok you two, lets keep to the issues. I’m a happily married man, no one’s love child or special lover. Clean up your acts, please!

  9. Brian Opsahl

    So now it’s insults,huh Terry,

    Terry at least 3 of those Tomahawks came within 30 minutes of killing UBL…answer the question,Terry….how many Did Bush fire at Bin Ladin.

    You say Clinton should have tried something else…everytime he fired one your buddys the republicans took to the house floor to scream “wag the dog” so trying something else would be like Tee ball Terry.

    Yea Terry boots on the ground might sound good to you but what that really means is losing Soldiers and blood.

    When Clinton ordered the Military’s Airforce to bomb the Ceck. republic instead of boots on the ground they said it couldn’t be done that way and we proved them wrong we did not lose a single life in that conflict.

    Don’t watch much CNN so I have no idea what that’s about…?

    Terry are you Ted’s special lover…what the hell is that…!!

  10. Bush fired none, He went and got him and uprooted the Taliban. He started solving the problem.

    “everytime he fired one your buddys the republicans took to the house floor to scream “wag the dog” – President’s lead, Clinton got hummers.

    Boots on the ground = problem solved.

    Clinton bombed the former Yugoslavia republic not Chech republic.

    So just where do you get your news?

  11. Brian, I well say this you’re a good sport! misguided, but a good guy.:-)

  12. Brian, I well say this you’re a good sport! misguided, but a good guy.:-)-

  13. Another good use of taxpayers money
    A government watchdog group has discovered that the United States government is advising Spanish-speaking residents that they need not declare their immigration status to qualify for food stamps.

    I guess now that Holder thinks citizenship is a right, not a privilege we can expect much of this.

  14. Brian Opsahl

    A little clarifacation Terry…when you say “he went and got him” and up-rooted the Taliban I assume that to mean Bush “got him” and I assume that would mean Usama bin dead Ladin…? ….even though the truth is Terry….I am not sure if you realize this…but GW Bush was at his ranch in crawford Texas sucking on his lolly pop for over 2 years….2 very long years that the other guy (Mr.Obama) that planned for,trained the seals for, built a mock-up of the actual compound that would house the RAT that was Usama bin dead Ladin…and was even smart enough to plan his sea grave as so there would be nobody looking for a place to worship him in some sick way…Correct…Terry …!!

    and yes you are correct about Yugo…sorry about my mix up…see Terry thats how this is done..

  15. Sorry Ted – his stupidity is just mind-boggling.


    He let the military go after bin Laden, get the intellgence from waterboarding KSM, which eventually led to bin Laden’s death and ultimately his death. Bush did all teh ground work so Obama could say “its a go”.

    Obama trained the SEALS (those are caps when you spell SEALS). Obama wouldn’t know which end of a gun to use.

    If you want to keep beleiving that Obama got bin Laden, then you must think Nixon was the only president responsible for putting a man on the moon.

    Can you provide a link when we bombed the former Czech republic?

  16. This should make Brian spit out his food

    “George W. Bush has saved more lives than any American president”

    “George W. Bush, not Barack Obama, is the real American hero in Africa.
    Take it from me, a liberal Democrat who voted for Obama twice. I know a little about Africa: I have been to the continent 17 times over the last 32 years.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/04/25/george-w-bush-has-saved-more-lives-than-any-american-president/#ixzz2RlglCAYr

  17. Brian Opsahl

    Sorry Ted,your boy started down this path with the love child comment was NOT my choice, just defending myself…?

    So your source is FOX …really Terry ..why not just get Rush as your sourse or Hannity or some other paid entertainer to do your bidding for you…!!

    Bush saved lives ….except that in truth he had more Americans killed on our own soil than any President since Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor….Facts Terry ….just the facts

  18. Brian,

    First – Show me where I used Fox as a source. You need to learn how to r-e-a-d.

    Second, “Bush saved lives ….except that in truth he had more Americans killed on our own soil than any President since Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor….Facts Terry ….just the facts”. I wasn’t aware that Bush HAD any Americans killed nor was I aware that FDR HAD any Americans killed either. Can you provide a link where they did?

    Third, since you raised WW2, by your logic in Iraq in that the war actually killed more Iraqis than it actually saved, I guess you weren’t a fan of Truman using the A-bomb in Japan where far more Japanese were killed than Iraqis died during the 2003-2011 war? How about all of those innocent Japanese lives?

    If what you present are facts, I sure would hate to see your version of a lie.

    Ted – do you see where I am coming from on this?

  19. Brian Opsahl

    Terry crying to Ted get’s you no where..?

    On your own link it show’s Fox …so..? asked answered
    Under Commander in Chief BUSH…over 3000 Americans were murdered….FACT..!!
    I never raised ww2 …I brought up Pearl Harbor attacks…are you really that dumb..!!

    Comparing WW2 with Iraq is insane Terry thats only 95 some years ago…really dude

    See Ted, see what i mean…Wow what a loser

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