The Breakdown of Where Your Tax Dollars Go

From, by Romina Boccia, 03/17/15-         

Tax dollars paid for about 85 cents of every dollar spent in 2014—the rest was borrowed. Where did all that money go?

Your 2014 tax dollars—which are due next month—went primarily to pay for government benefits.

Major entitlements (Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare and Social Security) devoured more than half of the 2014 budget at 51 percent of spending. Other federal benefits took another 19 percent, meaning that 70 percent of government spending went to pay some sort of benefit to someone.

These additional “income security” and other benefits include federal employee retirement and disability, unemployment benefits, and welfare programs such as food and housing assistance.


Obamacare spending really only kicked in for the first time in 2014. But Obamacare spending alone is expected to grow the major entitlement budget by 44 percent over the next decade. All in all, the total spending increase due to Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, Social Security and interest on the debt over the next decade is 85 percent. This means that the share of the budget going to entitlement programs will grow even bigger if Congress doesn’t act.

Congress should repeal Obamacare and make common-sense reforms that modernize these outdated entitlement programs. That’s hard, but important work. Common sense reforms will both modernize Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and empower people to exercise more choice in spending their health care and retirement dollars.

Check out the 2015 Federal Budget in Pictures for 21 charts on spending, debt and taxes today!


2 responses

  1. This article seems to be saying that income tax pays for the federal budget. But the truth is that the income tax goes entirely to the Federal Reserve to pay the interest on the debt. Other taxes, tariffs, fees, and fines pay the budget that we see each year.
    See this article:

    1. Senator_Blutarsky

      absolutely correct – the ” IRS ” is a corporation based in Puerto Rico, to serve as the collection agent for the foreign-owned private banking cartel that OWNS the ” USA ”

      Only a few dare speak out –

      1957 George W. Malone, U.S. Senator (Nevada), speaking before Congress in 1957, alluded to the families that secretly own the “Federal” Reserve Bank and control the finances of the U.S..
      He stated: “I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the last 49 years, they would move on Washington; they would not wait for an election….It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States!.”

      It was “arranged” that Malone would not be reelected

%d bloggers like this: