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2014-04-17 05:29:57 AM
Interesting.  I've always thought it would be appropriate to get a receipt.

/neat find Subby
 
2014-04-17 07:35:44 AM
Most Americans pay 0 net federal income tax and often no net federal taxes at all.
 
2014-04-17 08:47:58 AM

reprobate1125: Most Americans pay 0 net federal income tax and often no net federal taxes at all.


Have you tried squeezing water out of a stone?
 
2014-04-17 08:59:05 AM
It's all being spent on ACORN and piss christ, right?

/DNRTFA
 
2014-04-17 08:59:25 AM

reprobate1125: Most Americans pay 0 net federal income tax and often no net federal taxes at all.


I agree! Like Exxon, GM, Bank of America...
 
2014-04-17 09:00:31 AM
1.66% to public education for K-12?!?!?!  THESE THEEVING TEACHERS UNION SOCIALISTS!!!  What with their cadillac pay & benefits, and 6 months off during th summer!!!1!

Time to take are coontree back!!!
 
2014-04-17 09:03:08 AM
Most of our money actually went to weeaboo.

0-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2014-04-17 09:03:11 AM
Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-04-17 09:04:38 AM

reprobate1125: Most Americans pay 0 net federal income tax and often no net federal taxes at all.


Is that net of all monetary benefits received or just after the standard deduction? Because IMO for a lot of people the net wouldn't be 0, it would be negative (i.e. receiving more benefits than taxes paid).
 
2014-04-17 09:05:04 AM
blog.linskeseder.com
 
2014-04-17 09:08:02 AM
8.64% on debt interest alone? geeeeeez that's only going to get worse.  On another note, I'm pretty sure we could shave down our defense budget to 20% and push that extra 4.79% towards education and we would end up with a much better country in 20 years.
 
2014-04-17 09:09:58 AM
Why not list them in decreasing order, instead of just making it MOSTLY in decreasing order?  It's almost like the evil Defense line item isn't as big as HealthCare.

Also, paying almost 9% of our total income on interest is a travesty.
 
2014-04-17 09:11:29 AM

DubtodaIll: 8.64% on debt interest alone? geeeeeez that's only going to get worse.  On another note, I'm pretty sure we could shave down our defense budget to 20% and push that extra 4.79% towards education and we would end up with a much better country in 20 years.


you sound socialist
 
2014-04-17 09:11:42 AM
I totally believe everything the Government says.

www.daddyfiles.com
 
2014-04-17 09:11:44 AM
Fake. No line items for bongos or re-education camps.
 
2014-04-17 09:12:03 AM

DubtodaIll: 8.64% on debt interest alone? geeeeeez that's only going to get worse.  On another note, I'm pretty sure we could shave down our defense budget to 20% and push that extra 4.79% towards education and we would end up with a much better country in 20 years.


Not while there's still brown people in places most Americans couldn't find on a globe that we haven't bombed yet.
 
2014-04-17 09:16:10 AM

b0rg9: It's all being spent on ACORN and piss christ, right?

/DNRTFA


I tried to piss christ once but had to do it again 3 days later...
 
2014-04-17 09:16:20 AM

diaphoresis: I totally believe everything the Government says.

[www.daddyfiles.com image 225x174]


You know... it's possible to be skeptical of the government's self reporting and another entirely to utterly disregard everything the government says.  One's lazy.  The other is appropriate.
 
2014-04-17 09:16:21 AM

Epic Fap Session: Fake. No line items for bongos or re-education camps.


Not to mention jackbooted union thugs.

And arugula.
 
2014-04-17 09:17:31 AM
Why are National Defense and Veterans Benefits separate?
 
2014-04-17 09:18:30 AM

SubBass49: 1.66% to public education for K-12?!?!?!  THESE THEEVING TEACHERS UNION SOCIALISTS!!!  What with their cadillac pay & benefits, and 6 months off during th summer!!!1!

Time to take are coontree back!!!


Education is mostly funded at the state and local level.
 
2014-04-17 09:19:07 AM
www.kidsmathgamesonline.com
 
2014-04-17 09:19:36 AM

BeesNuts: diaphoresis: I totally believe everything the Government says.

[www.daddyfiles.com image 225x174]

You know... it's possible to be skeptical of the government's self reporting and another entirely to utterly disregard everything the government says.  One's lazy.  The other is appropriate.


"Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed."  ~  I.F. Stone

/ironically, Stone was a Socialist
 
2014-04-17 09:21:05 AM
i.imgur.com

roughly what i expected
 
2014-04-17 09:22:17 AM

Target Builder: [www.kidsmathgamesonline.com image 600x600]


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-04-17 09:22:23 AM
Neat.

Now pair it with a chart that shows where the money comes from, and the difference between what is taken in and what is spent. People need to be aware of the whole picture.
 
2014-04-17 09:22:27 AM

diaphoresis: I totally believe everything the Government says.

[www.daddyfiles.com image 225x174]


I question everything the Government says.  I don't even know if this "Obama" guy really is the POTUS and even if he is, it seems very likely he was born in Kenya.
 
2014-04-17 09:23:08 AM

Frederick: Interesting.  I've always thought it would be appropriate to get a receipt.

/neat find Subby


/not subby

I got this in an email - you can sign up for White House emails. Some of them are boring (ymmv) and they also send out things like updates on legislation, international affairs, pics of Xmas decorations inside, things Michelle is up too, various surveys, and some suprisingly humorous items.

/the app they offer isn't necessary
 
2014-04-17 09:23:31 AM

DrewCurtisJr: Education is mostly funded at the state and local level.


Exactly. Why is the Federal government spending any money on elementary education?
 
2014-04-17 09:24:19 AM

reprobate1125: Most Americans pay 0 net federal income tax and often no net federal taxes at all.


Yeah, so we paid almost $15k in income taxes alone. That's not including medicare or social security, and that's after child tax/child care/dependent care deductions, and also taking out medical cost, charitable contributions, etc. We owed despite claiming 0 on our W9's for maximum withholding. We are definitely not rich. Solid middle class, yes. But not rich. Also we can't be *that* unusual a family. So... yeah. No.

/okay with most of what I see, except that 25% to defense at the top. Don't mind seeing it on the list... just wouldn't pick that as my top contribution. Also would rather see more than 1.13% to Science & Technology
 
2014-04-17 09:24:49 AM

reprobate1125: Most Americans pay 0 net federal income tax and often no net federal taxes at all.


Which is exactly how the founding fathers....you know, those dudes who wrote the constitution you never read....wanted it.  The founded fathers never wanted the modest incomes of the working class taxed.  Taxes were for large property owners and large businesses (mainly excise taxes on imported goods).
 
2014-04-17 09:25:27 AM

BeesNuts: diaphoresis: I totally believe everything the Government says.

[www.daddyfiles.com image 225x174]

You know... it's possible to be skeptical of the government's self reporting and another entirely to utterly disregard everything the government says.  One's lazy.  The other is appropriate.


Totally agree.
 
2014-04-17 09:25:45 AM
It doesn't tell how much I paid for Death Panels. This is another NObama smoke screen.
 
2014-04-17 09:26:07 AM

SoupGuru: Why are National Defense and Veterans Benefits separate?


Why should they be lumped together?
 
2014-04-17 09:27:09 AM

sprawl15: [i.imgur.com image 707x530]

roughly what i expected


Took me a sec.
 
2014-04-17 09:27:11 AM

SubBass49: 1.66% to public education for K-12?!?!?!  THESE THEEVING TEACHERS UNION SOCIALISTS!!!  What with their cadillac pay & benefits, and 6 months off during th summer!!!1!

Time to take are coontree back!!!


The problem is that the unions aren't socialists anymore.
 
2014-04-17 09:27:18 AM

ManRay: DrewCurtisJr: Education is mostly funded at the state and local level.

Exactly. Why is the Federal government spending any money on elementary education?


heahea.org
 
2014-04-17 09:28:14 AM

lennavan: diaphoresis: I totally believe everything the Government says.

[www.daddyfiles.com image 225x174]

I question everything the Government says.  I don't even know if this "Obama" guy really is the POTUS and even if he is, it seems very likely he was born in Kenya.


1/10
 
2014-04-17 09:28:21 AM
It would also be nice to see a line at the bottom showing how much more tax you need to pay to balance the budget. $10k paid...plus another $2500 or so to right the ship.
 
2014-04-17 09:29:41 AM

lennavan: diaphoresis: I totally believe everything the Government says.

[www.daddyfiles.com image 225x174]

I question everything the Government says.  I don't even know if this "Obama" guy really is the POTUS and even if he is, it seems very likely he was born in Kenya.


Hello, Cliven!
 
2014-04-17 09:30:32 AM

b0rg9: It's all being spent on ACORN and piss christ, right?

/DNRTFA


Obviously... so STFU
 
2014-04-17 09:31:01 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: BeesNuts: diaphoresis: I totally believe everything the Government says.

[www.daddyfiles.com image 225x174]

You know... it's possible to be skeptical of the government's self reporting and another entirely to utterly disregard everything the government says.  One's lazy.  The other is appropriate.

"Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed."  ~  I.F. Stone

/ironically, Stone was a Socialist


I just imagine that kind of data nihilism makes the world very frustrating.  If this is wrong, then our budgets are wrong, the estimates are wrong and the deficit could be ANYTHING.  The dollar could be worth 100 Euro or .01 Euro.  Gasoline could be made of scented water, global warming an international hoax, and the war in Iraq could have actually made us 50 trillion dollars which Cheney stores in his bunker in Detroit.

Or... most of the data we get from our government's numerous agencies is more or less accurate because it would be complicated and mostly pointless to lie about shiat like this.
 
2014-04-17 09:33:11 AM

Fissile: The founded fathers never wanted the modest incomes of the working class taxed.  Taxes were for large property owners and large businesses


To be fair, they didn't want the working class  voting,either. Only property owners could vote, initially. I'm sure the Republicans would love it if only owners of real property could vote (since the poor and minorities overwhelmingly rent).
 
2014-04-17 09:34:19 AM

diaphoresis: lennavan: diaphoresis: I totally believe everything the Government says.

[www.daddyfiles.com image 225x174]

I question everything the Government says.  I don't even know if this "Obama" guy really is the POTUS and even if he is, it seems very likely he was born in Kenya.

1/10


www.lolwut.com
 
2014-04-17 09:35:05 AM
I suspect that Trollbongo's strategy here is to subtly remind people that instead of being able to allocate how our individual taxes are used, we choose representatives to go to DC to decide how to allocate the money for us. If you don't like what you see, vote differently.
 
2014-04-17 09:36:41 AM

lindalouwho: I got this in an email - you can sign up for White House emails. Some of them are boring (ymmv) and they also send out things like updates on legislation, international affairs, pics of Xmas decorations inside, things Michelle is up too, various surveys, and some suprisingly humorous items


Wait - are you saying that some people  voluntarily have the government spam their inbox with propaganda? And that there are actually people that wait with bated breath to read about what "Michelle is up too [sic]?"

Christ on a cracker, this country is in deeper trouble than I thought...
 
2014-04-17 09:37:36 AM

lennavan: diaphoresis: lennavan: diaphoresis: I totally believe everything the Government says.

[www.daddyfiles.com image 225x174]

I question everything the Government says.  I don't even know if this "Obama" guy really is the POTUS and even if he is, it seems very likely he was born in Kenya.

1/10

[www.lolwut.com image 533x594]


Cargo cult commentary: giving a poor troll rating automatically invalidates your commentary, regardless of its worth.
 
2014-04-17 09:37:56 AM
As if the number wasn't embarassingly small already, they break down the science, space and technology category to split NASA from the national science foundation.  However, they don't break down the agriculture topic to show how much is wasted in farm subsidies to agri-businesses.
 
2014-04-17 09:38:16 AM
 False flag and Black bag operations don't pay for themselves.  Where does the CIA fit on that receipt?
 
2014-04-17 09:38:46 AM

Fissile: heahea.org


Goddammit, I just noticed there is no money for State police, highways and courts either. How the hell are they going to get funded?
 
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