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Bridget Johnson


April 15, 2013 - 6:10 am

The White House is on a quest to make Tax Day more educational, more depressing, or both.

Enter your Social Security, Medicare, and income tax amounts, or use one of their limited income estimate options, at the administration’s handy tax calculator, which then spits out how much you paid for defense, healthcare, unemployment assistance, education, veterans benefits, environmental enforcement, embassies and humanitarian aid, our frozen space program, border security, agriculture, community development grants, FEMA, and more.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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What a shame they missed the chance to provide a much more useful breakdown.

Earmarks for Pork.
Excessive Bureaucracy.
Salaries and Benefits Beyond the Private Sector
Early Retirement
Sweet Deals for Unions
Diversity and Sensitivity Training
Cost of Administering Grotesque Levels of Regulation
Actual Private Sector Market Cost of Infrastructure Built or Repaired, and Other Real Government Services.
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