Tuesday, February 15, 2011

a math problem….

There are 312,000,000 people in the United States.  Our federal budget is $3,700,000,000,000.00.  Now, with Jethro Bodine’s tutoring, that tells me that my share of the budget is about $12,000.00.  In fact, everyone’s share of the Federal Budget is $12,000,000.

Now, let’s add state, county, local taxes and you have an, with deficits running in each state.  In Wisconsin, our total state and local spending is about $55,000,000,000, or $10,000 per person.  And again, with 9 percent unemployment, those numbers go up.

Now, with approximately 160,000,000 workers, the burden per worker is in the $50,000 range, or almost $25 per hour.  So, if you’re paying less than $25 per hour to taxes, you are not paying your share.  You are a slacker.

Yes, I completely understand money comes from businesses and rich people and hidden taxes and gas taxes and such, but the number is the same, and the dollar responsibility is the same per person, no matter where it comes from. 


1 comment:

  1. Wow indeed. This is enough to make my head hurt. So many numbers! :) -Brenda-