View Full Version : How your Tax Dollars are Spent

04-10-2008, 09:23 AM
Cents in $1 of tax:
28.7 Current Military Spending
22.1 Health
20.2 Current and Past Debt interest
-----10.2 Current and past non-military debt service (no principal)
-----10.0 Current and past military debt service (no principal)
8.7 Anti-Poverty
4.4 Education, Training, Social Service
3.9 Law Enforcement, Justice
3.5 Vetrans
3.3 Housing and Community Development
2.6 Energy, Environment, Science
1.5 Agriculture, Commerce, Transport
1.0 International Affairs

04-10-2008, 12:32 PM
This does NOT include Iraq war spending. That's "special" funding being funded throught additional debt, but you're still having to pay for it with your tax dollars.Well, it's worse than that, this is only the debt service (interest payments), not paying off any debt whatsoever. Considering the low interest on the debt, it gives a whole new scary meaning to "keeping everything else constant". :nuts:

11-06-2008, 02:27 PM
Well it won't be to fight crime.

In order to 'plug gaps in spending' Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) plans to cut out Police Officers, add traffic ticker writers and raise taxes.

Now that the big apple's profits from Wall Street are never, no more, can NYC please cede from NY State to save the rest of NYS taxpayers?

There will be 1,000 fewer police officers to fight crime, yet 200 new traffic agents to slap drivers with $60 million worth of new block-the-box tickets. Bloomberg is proposing both deep spending cuts and lots of new taxes.

In the current fiscal year, the mayor wants to hike property taxes 7 percent and take back a promised $400 property tax rebate. http://wcbstv.com/local/michael.bloomberg.taxes.2.857860.html

11-06-2008, 08:20 PM
You can simply do a public service and provide guns to all your local gang members - they will do to each other what the police have difficulty doing - they kill each other. That way no one goes to prison and that means the Corrections budget can be cut. It's really very simple.

11-06-2008, 08:40 PM
I agree with your sentiment Brich but there are sooo many inoccent people who get killed here every year by the strays. The bangers don't care who is in the way.