Find Out Where Your Tax Dollars Go : The Two-Way Based on a paper by the Third Way think tank, "Your Tax Receipt" shows you -- in detail -- how the government spends tax money.
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Find Out Where Your Tax Dollars Go

According to the Third Way think tank, this is what an itemized taxpayer receipt could look like. Third Way hide caption

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Yesterday, NPR's Jacob Goldstein pointed Planet Money readers to "A Taxpayer Receipt," a new paper by Third Way, which calls itself "the leading moderate think-tank of the progressive movement."

Today, thanks to The Washington Post's Ezra Klein, I found Kareem Shaya's "Your Tax Receipt," which is based on the Third Way paper.

If you enter how much income tax you paid in 2009, and what your FICA tax was, his site will show you how that money was distributed — to Social Security, combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Amtrak, among others.

Check it out here.