The average American taxpayer forks over $4800 a year to the IRS to be redistributed in the interest of people who pay no taxes and may not even be employed.
by Chuck Rogér at Clear Thinking
Notice what the title of the table points out. With 2010 “anti-poverty spending” at nearly double the 2000 level, you’d think that “poverty” would have been reduced. Yet as the graph shows, redistribution of taxpayer cash to poor recipients as has more than doubled since 1962. The graph also shows that redistributed taxpayer dollars allocated to “anti-poverty” health care have exploded since the 1960s. By these measures, “anti-poverty spending” does nothing to reduce poverty.
Referring again to the table, allow me to point out that at $647.5 billion of “anti-poverty spending,” the average American taxpayer forks over $4800 a year to the IRS to be redistributed in the interest of people who pay no taxes and may not even be employed. [That’s $647,000,000,000 divided by 135,000,000 taxpayers.] Of course, in reality, higher earners are robbed of much more than $4800 and lower earners less. Bottom line is that taxpayers are paying a lot of money for lousy results.
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