Have Fun Out There-A Few Tax Links

-Where Did My Tax Dollars Go?-Type in your income and filing status.

-WallStats.com has a huge Death And Taxes poster (for sale) that you can magnify to see Federal Spending.  Can’t see that much of it anymore without buying.

-Roger Kimball links to OpenTheBooks.com, a work in progress which links to state, local, and federal government salaries and spending.   Comments are worth a read at Kimball’s piece.

-Check out those university salaries.  The Chronicle Of Higher Education did a State Of Academe in 2012.

If I’m not mistaken, the old greatness model used to incentivize the private sector more, whereas now some of the young, talented and ambitious may be more comfortable moving to D.C. and into the public sector and our universities.  There are problems with that, too.

Unsustainable entitlement spending, the boomer generation retiring, a pension system in crisis, a really complicated tax system, rising health care costs, a deep recession,  high unemployment and an especially partisan politics.

Interesting times.

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Categories: Current Events, Demographics, Economics, Public Debate

Author:chr1

An independent blogger seeking to discuss deeply while keeping an open mind. I'm mostly on the right, but living in Seattle I have to think about what that means on a daily basis. I like to read philosophy.

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