The Progressive


A project of Common Dreams

For Immediate Release

Jo Comerford, NPP
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Annual Tax Day Analysis from National Priorities Project


National Priorities Project is pleased to release an expanded set of resources so people can understand how their 2010 federal tax dollars were spent, including:

A Breakout of Your Federal Dollar

A bar chart showing how many cents out of every tax dollar are spent on healthcare, income security & labor, the military, and each of nine other spending categories.

Revenue Sources & Federal Funds

A look at total federal revenue with a comparison of individual and corporate income taxes.

Visualize Your Tax Dollar

Your personal tax calculator (how what you paid was spent), and a visual presentation of the data.

Revenues and Borrowing FAQ

A quick guide to Federal Funds, Trust Funds, debt, deficits and more.

The National Priorities Project (NPP) is a 501(c)(3) research organization that analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. Located in Northampton, MA, since 1983, NPP focuses on the impact of federal spending and other policies at the national, state, congressional district and local levels. For more information, go to