Every year there's a battle over how Congress spends tax dollars. But there's really very little of the budget they directly control. Kiplinger's explores how your tax money is spent. How Uncle Sam Spends Your Taxes
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How Uncle Sam Spends Your Taxes

Almost everyone agrees that the federal deficit is a ticking bomb. But few can agree on how to defuse it. Ideas run the gamut from raising taxes to the wholesale elimination of scores of government programs. Some are contradictory. All are controversial.

When you take a look at where the money actually goes, it's easy to see why it's hard to balance the budget.

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