3/29/2007

41% Percent of Your 2006 Taxes Go to War

A report from the Friends Committee on National Legislation:

41% Percent of Your 2006 Taxes Go to War. This figure includes funding for the Defense Department, Energy Department nuclear weapons programs, military-related activities of other agencies, foreign military financing and training, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mandatory spending for military retirement and health care, veterans programs ($69 billion), and the estimated portion of interest paid on the national debt which can be attributed to past wars and military spending ($263 billion).

As a result, 41 cents out of every dollar you're paying in taxes this year is going to the military.


Go to the Friends Committee on National Legislation to find out more

2 comments:

ntutak said...

That's a really misleading headline. The military and war are not the same things.

Bob Robinson said...

ntutak,

I don't think it's too misleading. Saying that the "military and war are not the same things" sounds more "misleading" to me. How, exactly, is the military not the same thing as war?

The FCNL explains in depth how they arrived at this number at their website.