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Video: 53 Cents of Every U.S. Tax Dollar Goes to Military Spending

| by Michael Allen

If you're wondering why the U.S. often lacks money for health care, education and basic social services, a recent news report by Al-Jazeera News may shed some light.

Al-Jazeera News says that more than half of every dollar that Americans pay into taxes goes toward military spending (video below).

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Al-Jazeera journalist Dave Lindorff explained: “People have to realize that 53 cents of every dollar that they are paying into taxes is going to the military. It’s an astonishing figure. There is an enormous, enormous amount of money being blown on war and killing and destruction.”

Lindorff adds: “They never tell us how much they spend on the CIA, NSA and DIA, and all these different intelligence activities, which are all war-related."

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