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Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Taxes Teacher Pass

Taxes Teacher Pass includes:

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Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

Government Spending

We all pay taxes so that the government can fund itself. As we look at increasing deficits, there are many calls for smaller government. This site breaks down how the government spends its money based on what is mandatory and what is discretionary.

"Just over half of federal government spending in fiscal 2008 was mandatory, covering all expenditures that are controlled by laws other than appropriations acts"