Skip to comments.White House 'taxpayer receipt' shows 25% of income taxes go to health care
Posted on 04/25/2014 2:45:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
As a thank you for paying taxes today, the White House has written up a 2013 Federal Taxpayer Receipt that shows most income tax, 25.19 percent, goes to health related areas, after accounting for Medicare and Social Security.
Want to know how your federal taxes are spent? President Obama is keeping his promise to make sure Americans like you can easily see what you're getting for your taxes, said an email from the White House.
The email notes that payroll taxes for Social Security tops Uncle Sam's take. They also break out Medicare separately from income tax expenditures.
Users can plug in their income or simply look at the generalized percentages for what areas of the government gets what share of their non-Social Security, non-Medicare income taxes. A family making $50,000 with one child, for example, pays $3,100 into Social Security, $725 to Medicare and $1,776 to other areas of the government broken out below:
Health Care 25.19%
National Defense 24.79%
Job and Family Security 18.77%
Education and Job Training 2.85%
Veterans Benefits 5.44%
Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment 1.92%
International Affairs 1.82%
Science, Space, and Technology Programs 1.13%
Immigration, Law Enforcement, and Administration of Justice 2.06%
Community, Area, and Regional Development 0.37%
Response to Natural Disasters 0.90%
Additional Government Programs 4.98%
Net Interest 8.64%
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TGIF. And TG it’s already 2014.
Have others reached the point that they immediately discount the veracity of any announcement that comes from the White House?
President Obama is keeping his promise to make sure Americans like you can easily see what you're getting for your taxes,
So two of the top 3 items are ‘welfare’ type programs?
Our nation should be ASHAMED that her own people cannot take care of themselves.
If those very statistics are true, we are a failing nation.
The press should be browbeating the administration for results like that! And so should every citizen be marching on DC over them.
What the heck is this? I spend plenty on "agriculture" when I buy veggies at the store, why is the FedGov in it?
Could it be that farm subsidies count as "agriculture" ?
Oh, it sounds so pretty when you call it "international affairs", but it's real name, "enemy support group" doesn't sound so good. (not exclusive to Barry-O, but he's brought it to a new level).
Food stamps as well, I believe. One of the more “successful” government programs during the Obama Administration, judging by growth rate.
How does this work? How do you spend money on "Job Security" ?
If we spent half this amount, would my job be half as secure?
How do you spend money on "Family Security"?
If we spent half this amount, would my family be half as secure?
I think of family security as Smith & Wesson, what the heck is "family security" as envisioned by the FedGov?
These clowns really do think they're being "transparent" when they trot out this phluph.
A large chunk of verbiage is spent claiming that "energy" is the enemy of "environment", but here they are in the same pot.
And why do you have to spend money on "natural resources" ?
That sounds high, until you look at the fine print - they're taking out Social Security and Medicare BEFORE figuring the average.
If Defense is 25% of $1776, then that's $444. But the total tax bill is 1776 + 3100 + 725 = 5601. Now that $444 is only 7.9% of your tax bill.
Why is the FedGov here?
What does this mean? They've already taken Medicare off the table, so what is this spending going for?
If it's military hospitals and such, they're being honest, but that would come under DoD.
Is it medical research? or is it bullets for the FDA ?
Yeah, that one is laughable — job security means, SEIU bureaucrats and the various “community organizations” and other cronies on the public teat under this regime.