Thursday, April 14, 2011

Calculate your share of Federal Budget items

FOX News has once again put up their "It's All Your Money Tax Calculator" so you can figure out how much a particular budget item will cost you. You're invited to vote whether you approve or disapprove of the budget item. The topic up now is:

    Name: Non-Defense Energy Programs
    Cost: $12,092,471,000*
    Description: Obama's FY2012 budget includes $12.1 billion in spending on non-defense energy projects, boosting spending on clean energy programs and energy research. His 2012 budget includes $3.2 billion for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs (a 44% increase over current spending levels), $5.4 billion for research and development at the Office of Science (a 9% increase), and $550 million for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (a 41% increase). Spending on fossil energy is cut 45%.
    *Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy


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