How much of your work goes into paying for taxes

Published: Monday, April 9 2012 12:54 p.m. MDT

Tax Freedom Day, which measures how many days the U.S. must work to pay to cover the annual taxes, will be April 17. That's four days longer than last year, which means Americans are needing to work more to pay taxes. Tax Freedom Day is a calendar-based illustration of how much the government spends. The data assumes work across the nation begins on January 1, Americans earn the same wage every day while spending nothing. The information is provided by Tax Foundation.
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Snowflake, AZ

I don't spend nearly as much for taxes as I do for my healthcare. If you want to worry something, worry about healthcare!

Sandy, UT

Rubio! Charisma, Conservative credentials and the Florida and Latino vote will help Romney beat Obama! He will need to accept the VP post for the good of the country! Otherwise we are stuck with Obama's ultra expensive healthcare policies and takes us down the path of Hugo Chavez over the next four years, not to mention the same national debt crisis path as Greece that we are already rapidly approaching!

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