09 Apr '12, 8am

Where My Taxes Went (& Why You Should Care): Filed under: Energy News

Where My Taxes Went (& Why You Should Care): Filed under: Energy News

As you can see, the greatest percentage goes to national defense, accounting for practically 1/4 of our taxes. A large portion of that ‘defense budget’, from what I’ve gleaned, is actually for wars and a military presence related to our country’s addiction to oil. Meanwhile, probably the top threats to human civilization (including U.S. civilization) today and in the foreseeable future — global warming, water insecurity, and food insecurity — are all but ignored. ‘Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment’ (which would also include dirty energy, of course) get more than a dozen times less funding, less of our tax money, than ‘National Defense’.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/09/where-my-taxes-went-w...

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