View Full Version : Percentages of U.S. tax revenue expended on the Military. Originated by Doc4aday

07-03-2011, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by Doc4aday, and moved to this thread:

We have a serious budgetary problem with the ratio of tax money that goes to the military. We cannot keep funding the military at 40% of the entire federal budget. We could fund it at 32-35%, and still have a top notch military. The sooner we wrap it up in Afganistan, the sooner we can get a better handle on the federal budget.

07-03-2011, 03:04 PM
According to this site his figures seem to be a tadge off.

Budget Explorer (http://www.kowaldesign.com/budget/percentages.html)

US Government Spending (http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/)

This one would at first glance look higher but it I believe it is only for a portion of the budget ie the parts that can actually be voted on.

Discretionary Budget FY 2011/ (http://nationalpriorities.org/en/resources/federal-budget-101/charts/discretionary-spending/discretionary-budget-fy2011/)