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Monday, April 18

I'd like my federal tax receipt please...

A funny thing happened on the way to the post office to mail the returns today. I started wondering what percentage of the taxes we pay goes to fund all these wars "we" keep getting ourselves into; what percentage goes to education; what percentage goes to social security, etc.

When I go to the grocery store, my receipt shows me the totals for meat, dairy, produce, etc. Wouldn't it be nice to see the same from the IRS at the end of the tax year?

I WANT A RECEIPT FOR MY FEDERAL TAXES. I would like to know EXACTLY how our tax dollars are allocated.

I can't believe we've never asked for this before.

When I returned home, I searched around to see if there was any way to get this information.

Much to my surprise, there IS a movement underway for a TAXPAYER RECEIPT and hopefully, will be introduced in the senate

Ezra Klein has been following this:

I’m glad to see the Taxpayer Receipt gaining some momentum. The center-left think tank Third Way and the liberal journal Democracy have both joined up to promote it (and here), there’s an online tax-receipt calculator that you can test-drive right now, and Sens. Bill Nelson, Scott Brown and Lisa Murkowski have teamed up to introduce the idea in the Senate. So, hopefully, this dead-obvious reform — your grocery store has been hip to it for quite some time — is close to happening.

Here's the online tax-receipt calculator... JMJ!

Just finished watching the Valerie Plame/Joe Wilson movie Fair Game -- very painful.

I want a tax refund -- 20% x 10 years.

That's a nice chunk of change I could be using for one of the kid's college tuition bills.


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