Government Priorities, Across the Decades – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com

Government Priorities, Across the Decades – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com.

While these historical tables are often ignored, they tell an interesting story about the country’s economic priorities. The chart above, for example, shows where the government’s receipts have come from since 1934.

As you can see, payroll taxes have become a much larger source of revenue for the federal government over the years, while the reliance on excise taxes has waned.

Where’s it go?


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