posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 12:33 AM
In all honesty, it's only $273.19 per American taxpayer per year, and that's not including businesses that pay taxes.
FYI, only about 45% of the American population pay taxes. For example; In 2012, of the 308,000,000 people in the USA, only 138,000,000 of them paid
That being said, I think that defense budget should be drastically cut, our troops brought stateside, and some of them redeployed to Mexico.
Considering the chart and the data above, defense costs us as a nation about $703,000,000,000/year. Now that figure, per taxpayer, is a bit more
Heck, I just want to see these numbers:
Foreign Aid: $37B
Education and Training: $148B
Other (Pens, Pencils, Obama's vacations, Hillary's BS, etc.): $222B
Net Interest: $222B
Income Security: $555B
Social Security: $740B
Total Budget: $3.7T
Total Spending by 2013 Obama Administration: $3.5T
From what I see here...it's not necessarily lack of ability within the government to control spending, but apparent loop-holes allowing corporations
to operate within the USA without tax liability. In all honesty, I bet the US government could get rid of taxation of people and thrive on the fact
that this is the largest and fastest (continually) growing free-market consumer economy in the world, and simply tax all corporations that function
the USA who are wanting to sell to us; not just through tariffs, but plain-jane-taxable-revenue.