An interesting new service helps to tell you exactly where your tax dollars go. Yahoo! Politics Jane Sasseen explains:
To help U.S. taxpayers figure things out, a prominent centrist think tank called Third Way has come up a "taxpayer receipt" that allows you to see exactly where your tax dollars go. Plug the amount you paid in federal income and payroll taxes into Third Way's interactive calculator and the resulting receipt will tell you — down to the penny — just what you paid for those U.S. troops or to keep the parks up and running.
You can see the Federal Tax Receipt web site by clicking here.