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A Matter Of Opinion

Thu., April 10, 2008, 1:03 p.m.

How your federal income tax dollar is divvied up

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42.2 cents for military/defense

22 cents for health.

10 cents interest on national debt.

3.3 cents on housing assistance/community development programs.

4.4 cents for elementary, secondary and higher education and employment training centers..

1 penny goes to foreign affairs, including foreign humanitarian assistance.

Sound about right to you?




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