Sunday, January 15, 2012

War Resisters League's Federal Budget Pie Chart

The War Resisters League analyzed the Federal Fiscal Year 2012 Budget and produced this pie chart. Their analysis is based on federal funds which are raised through Federal Income Taxes and does not include Social Security Trust Funds. Social Security funds are raised separately from income taxes and are not part of discretionary budget spending.

Download the War Resisters League Pie Chart (pdf file 236 KB)

Download the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Coin Chart: Where Do Our Income Tax Dollars Go?. (pdf file 448 KB)

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" ~Jesus
(Matthew 6:21)

Peace, Love, and Light!
Kevin (Cloud)


D.M. said...
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D.M. said...

Isn't it funny how the national leaders say we can't afford to keep Social Security the way it has always been for future generations of retirees, and we can't afford to lift "the debt ceiling" anymore, but everytime or about everytime we get a Republican President in the White House, a war is started, and noone says anything about the BILLIONS of dollars it costs to wage a war, let alone the worth of American and foreign lives (and souls) being lost?

Hippie Christian said...

You're right D.M. It is taboo to talk about the budget for the Pentagon, but caring for the elderly, disabled, and children is usually at the top of the list for cuts. And the deception is that the funds for Social Security are not part of the budget that gets voted on each year... but the Pentagon is.