According to an analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spent more on taxes in 2021 than they did on food, clothing and healthcare combined.
If this doesn’t prove that this country has strayed far from its values, what does?
We have gone from a country born in opposition to oppressive taxation to one where taxes oppress the nation taking freedom and liberty away along with it.
During 2021, according to Table R-1 in the BLS’ Consumer Expenditure Survey, American “consumer units” spent an average of $15,495.28 on food, clothing and health care combined, while paying an average of $16,729.73 in total taxes to federal, state and local governments.
“A consumer unit,” the BLS says in the glossary for its Consumer Expenditure Survey, “comprises either (1) all members of a particular household who are related by blood, marriage, adoption or other legal arrangements; (2) persons living alone or sharing a household with others or living as a roomer in a private home or lodging house or in a permanent living quarters in a hotel or motel, but who is financially independent; or (3) two or more person living together who use their income to make joint expenditure decisions.”
On average in 2021, American consumer units spent $8,289.28 on food; $1,754.39 on clothing (apparel and apparel-related services); and $5,451.61 on health care.
That equaled a combined $15,495.28.
“At that same time, American consumer units were paying an average $16,729.73 in net total taxes,” the site added.
See CNSNews for more of the particulars, but this is intolerable. We need the elimination of government power and waste all up and down the line from the smallest town, to the county, state, and federal governments.
Hundreds of thousands of these soul-sucking, insects working for government need to be fired everywhere and their bureaus, agencies, regulators, and boards eliminated.
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