The chart below show how our income tax dollars were spent in the year just completed ? FY20010 ? which ended last September 30 (data from Budget of the United States Government: Historical Tables Fiscal Year 2012 Table 8.7).
As you can see, the government sent $689 billion or 51.1% of all discretionary funds (those allocated by Congress in appropriation bills) to the military. This represents an average of about $5,862 from each of the 118 million households in the US.
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