Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Taxes vs. Other Household Expenses

Government continues to dominate the American taxpayer’s budget. Americans will still spend more on taxes in 2008 than they will spend on food, clothing and housing combined.

In 2008, Americans will work 74 days to afford their federal taxes and 39 more days to pay state and local taxes. Meanwhile, buying food requires 35 days of work, clothing 13 days, and housing 60 days. Other major categories are health and medical care (50 days), transportation (29 days), and recreation (21 days).

1 comment:

Concerned said...

Northern Michigan needs to have a Tea Party to show the government we are watching, and sick and tired of their antics.