Video: Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go?
The Center's Tax Policy Analyst, Chye-Ching Huang, and Director of Federal Tax Policy, Chuck Marr, discuss where our federal tax dollars go. Topics include defense and international security assistance, Social Security, and health insurance and safety net programs.
Chuck Marr, "Obviously, paying taxes is an obligation. It's not always fun. But I think as you've seen in this video if you step back and think about where your tax dollars go -- whether it's for gear for a soldier, whether it's to provide a new hip to an elderly person, or a college scholarship to a kid to be the first person in his family to go to college -- I think you'll feel a little bit better."
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