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The Breakdown of Where Your Tax Dollars Go

From TheDailySignal.com, 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.

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History suggests that era of entitlements is nearly over

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From the Washington Examiner, by Michael Barone, January 12, 2013 –

It’s often good fun and sometimes revealing to divide American history into distinct periods of uniform length. In working on my forthcoming book on American migrations, internal and immigrant, it occurred to me that you could do this using the American-sounding interval of 76 years, just a few years more than the biblical lifespan of three score and ten.

It was 76 years from Washington’s First Inaugural in 1789 to Lincoln’s Second Inaugural in 1865. It was 76 years from the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 to the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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‘All in’ for Ted Cruz ~

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Who is better equipped to join the bright young TEA Party class of patriots already serving in the U.S. Senate; Ted Cruz or David Dewhurst?

The choice is clear. Ted speaks the same CONSERVATIVE language as Senators Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Jim Demint, Mike Lee, and Ron Johnson, and is driven by a burning desire for strict adherence to the Constitution.

But if you are pleased with the current go along to get along “buy-partisan” U.S. Senate, Dewhurst is your guy. He would without hesitation, melt into the D.C. sleaze machine that is filled with lobbyist, good ole boy career politicians and bureaucrats.

If you have not read the POLITICO op-ed that is shown below, please do. If you read it; please read it again, and take note of the authors. They need Ted on their team, and we can make that a reality – we MUST make that a reality!

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Revising Entitlements – Time to Quit Shouting Against a North Wind

WHERE  HAS  COMMON  SENSE  GONE?  No. 21 Thomas Paine

June  2011 –  The politically accepted definition of the word entitlement is another progressive creation. The progressive interpretation of the word entitlement, which liberals love to use freely, (no pun intended) can be stated in many ways but is best summarized as “…being free from not having something that someone else has just because the someone else worked for it.” WHERE HAS COMMON SENSE GONE?

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