Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Look at the Federal Budget Part II

S0 -- where do we get out money from? Click on all images for a larger image.

The source of government revenue has been remarkably consistent over the last 40 years. It comes mostly from individual income taxes. However, notice the large percentage increase in social security taxes as a source of revenue.

And as a percent of GDP, the source of revenue has been pretty consistent as well with the big increase occurring in social security taxes.