Our story begins on a Friday afternoon.
Yeow! Look at all the money the government took out of my paycheck!
Later that evening:
Mom--they want you to help at a bake sale so my school can buy toilet
First no books and now no toilet paper! Do they have anything at your
At the next school board meeting:
I'm sorry, the local tax base is declining and we get very little help
from the federal government. There's just no money!
What do they do with all the taxes I pay?
A huge part of the money the IRS takes out of our paychecks goes to
support the military. Military spending adds up to more than half of the
Federal Government's annual discretionary spending.
Federal Discretionary Budget 2003 fiscal year: Military spending 51%;
Everything else 49%, including education spending, 7%. 
No wonder there's no toilet paper!
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