Scroll around for interesting tidbits as well as an overall view of where our tax dollars go:
I found this wonderful work of graphic art while reading the blog of Steven Kraus, which I've added to my faves:
Which I found while googling for info on Thorstein Veblen, who coined the term "conspicuous consumption" in his famous book "The Theory of the Leisure Class" published in 1899 (and which I read--or tried to--in high school):
I started out with the subject line "Your tax dollars at work," but after writing the previous paragrph, I retitled it "A day in the life," which of course reminded me of the beatles song, which seemed apropos, so I googled for that and discovered this interesting info:
In case you're wondering what I do all day!