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    Budget Basics

    Taxes | PGPF Fiscal Issue Primers

    Each year, some of the revenue the federal government collects comes from various taxes. In 2012, taxpayers paid almost $2.5 trillion, which the government used to partially fund $3.5 trillion worth of spending on Social Security, health care, and other programs in areas such as defense and education. The remainder of spending was funded through deficits.


    https://www.pgpf.org/budget-basics/taxes-primer

    Budget Basics

    Budget Basics: How Much Do Americans Pay in Federal Taxes?

    This analysis focuses on the aggregate tax rates borne by taxpayers with different levels of income and takes account of the major taxes imposed by the federal government: the individual income tax, the payroll tax, the corporate tax, and the estate tax. The data behind the analysis come from the non-partisan and independent Tax Policy Center.


    https://www.pgpf.org/budget-basics/how-much-do-americans-pay-in-federal-taxes

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