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If anyone doubts where our tax dollars go, then let me reassure you that the bulk of them are being well-spent. Of the $2.5 trillion in 2007 tax revenues, 21 percent paid for Social Security; another 21 percent paid for health insurance programs like Medicaid and Medicare; 9 percent paid for other aid programs; 9 percent went toward the interest generated by the $9.5 trillion national debt; and 18 percent paid for miscellaneous expenses

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