Have you ever struggled with understanding what it means when a news report comes out and says that some entity in government is spending 700 billion dollars? I have–not in the sense that I do not know how to count a billion, but in the sense that it can be hard to grasp what it means in the context of my life.
The folks at What We Pay For are doing their best to help out. Go there. Plug in how much you make (or would like to make–it doesn’t matter) and see where your tax dollars are spent. You might learn a thing or two. I certainly did.