Confused about what the US spends its tax revenue on

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TheExhaustedOne Tue 11-Oct-16 00:33:15

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AmeliaJack Tue 11-Oct-16 00:34:46

The armed forces.
Prisons
The Federal government.

Tartyflette Tue 11-Oct-16 00:37:39

Education too, I think.

LastAnni Tue 11-Oct-16 00:49:12

Military!!!

SenecaFalls Tue 11-Oct-16 01:04:31

The Violence Against Women Act provides federal funding for domestic violence and sexual assault programs all over the country.

SpareASquare Tue 11-Oct-16 01:13:37

Defence.
Failed investigations to discredit HRC

Probably covers it grin

pitterpatterrain Tue 11-Oct-16 01:22:35

They do spend more than you think on healthcare, it just doesn't cover the whole population. It is an expensive system- costs are much higher.
I don't have the figures on me but their public spend is not too far off other countries, they have the private spend on top.

DPotter Tue 11-Oct-16 01:27:10

Israeli army - something like $6billion a year
NASA

Out2pasture Tue 11-Oct-16 02:05:33

NATO takes up over 3% of their GDP

Out2pasture Tue 11-Oct-16 02:07:21

Big country I bet infrastructure would be significant (roads bridges etc)

HerRoyalNotness Tue 11-Oct-16 02:27:36

Paye is less, but we seemed to fucked in the arse with all the top ups, property tax, fica, state taxes etc

This is a good summary

www.nationalpriorities.org/budget-basics/federal-budget-101/spending/. Astonishing amount spent on military

TheExhaustedOne Tue 11-Oct-16 06:28:31

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cariboo Tue 11-Oct-16 06:41:23

Without looking it up, I believe the US's biggest expenditure is on defence.

cdtaylornats Tue 11-Oct-16 21:16:46

The USA military spend is more than the next 26 countries put together.

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