It can be confusing to understand where your tax money goes. There are local sales and property taxes that fund things like ambulances, fire departments, and the police but then there are the federal taxes taken out of your paycheck. With a budget of $2 Trillion, where does all that money go? The reality is that the bulk of the federal budget is spent on Defense and Medicare/Medicaid. Despite years of rumor to the contrary, other social programs make up a small portion of the federal budget.
Former Labor Department Secretary, Robert Reich has put together this Plinko inspired video to explain where your tax dollars go and what the federal government spends most of it on.