Great idea: an itemized taxpayer receipt

Where do all those taxes go?

The centrist Washington think tank, The Third Way, argues that American taxpayers should be given a detailed Taxpayer Receipt — and that this information could lead to a better informed public debate about the federal budget.

In their Idea Brief they note: “A 2005 Washington Post/Kaiser Foundation poll found that by a margin of two to one, Americans believe the federal government spent more on foreign aid than on either Social Security or Medicare.” Not so:


hat tip: Andrew Sullivan

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