Date: February 22, 2013 05:12PM
The Average American pays maybe 25-28% in ALL taxes (federal, state, local)http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/11/30/us/tax-burden.html
Where does this money go...
-Universal Education for kids from 5-18
-Preschool and College Grants and Loans
-Building and maintaining 4 million miles of highways and streets
-Basic Living expenses for everyone over 65
-Medical Care for everyone over 65
-Hundreds of orbiting satellites to predict weather and potentially life threatening storms...
-Airports, telephone infrastructure, electrical infrastructure for rural communities.
-Subsidies for farmers which reduce the price of many food product, on average 600 calories of food per american per day free or charge (not that most of us need it!)
-Millions of acres of federal land for recreation and enjoyment (and environmental protection) Also cheap subsidies to timber companies which drasticly reduce the price of building materials...
-Science research raising life expectancy, arts funding, cheap package and letter delivery, Sesame Street...
-and of course, the worlds largest and most sophistacted military (of course, mostly staffed by never-mos as Mormon kids that age have more important things to do)
Mormons (12-15% with tithing, Fast offerings, donations) if you count unpaid service hours this goes up higher
-cookie cutter churches with burlap walls
-"service opportunities" (and if you act now, we'll throw in the toilet brush at no additional charge!)
-shopping malls in Utah
-hunting preserves in Utah
-Brigham Young university in Utah
-Thrift stores in Utah
-Millions of copies of the book of mormon used as toilet paper and doorstops throughout the world
-Insufferable advertisements on the internet and YouTube
-A ban on gay marriage in California