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#294956 by Badstrat
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:22 am
Look at the list of taxes in the article below and ask yourself: "Just exactly what is this government doing for me?" Other than spending some on defense of your country. And they hate that. They would rather give billions to those who wish to destroy us. Unfortunately illegal aliens get a better return on YOUR tax dollars than you do.

But what do demoncraps spend their time on other than trying to impeach Donald Trump? Not much, and certainly not anything that you care about or anything that will make America better or safer. They strive to make America less safe for you through open borders. Did you know that many illegal aliens protected in sanctuary cities who have committed murder, rape of little children, and other atrocities are simply turned loose again on the American people? There are a lot of reports from the FBI and various police departments to substantiate that. So I guess that's one other thing they are doing for us. You only work for them to support their luxurious lifestyles.
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Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2018 Than on Food, Clothing and Health Care Combined

https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/tere ... e-combined

Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2018 than they did on the basic necessities of food, clothing and health care combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey.

The survey's recently published Table R-1 for 2018 lists the average "detailed expenditures" of what the BLS calls "consumer units."

"Consumer units," says BLS, "include families, single persons living alone or sharing a household with others but who are financially independent, or two or more persons living together who share major expenses."

In 2018, according to Table R-1, American consumer units spent an average of $9,031.93 on federal income taxes; $5,023.73 on Social Security taxes (which the table calls "deductions"); $2,284.62 on state and local income taxes; $2,199.80 on property taxes; and $77.85 on what BLS calls "other taxes."

The combined payments the average American consumer unit made for these five categories of taxes was $18,617.93.

At the same time the average American consumer unit was paying these taxes, it was spending $7,923.19 on food; $4,968.44 on health care; and $1,866.48 on "apparel and services."

These combined expenditures equaled $14,758.11.

So, the $14,758.11 that the average American consumer unit paid for food, clothing and health care was $3,859.82 less than the $18,617.93 it paid in federal, state and local income taxes, property taxes, Social Security taxes and "other taxes."

I asked the BLS to confirm these numbers, which it did while noting that the "Pensions and Social Security" section of its Table R-1 included four other types of payments (that many people are not required to make or that do not go to the government) in addition to the average of $5,023.73 in Social Security taxes that 77.21% of respondents reported paying.

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