Implemented by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861 to financially support the Civil War, Federal taxes come out of your pocket as soon as you turn 18. You’ll be having a chunk of your change taken from you throughout your lifetime by the government, just like everyone else. And it’s no small amount either.
The Federal Government collects approximately 4.2 trillion dollars per year in income and payroll taxes, making it one of the most valuable sources of revenue for the United States. As we are all adding to that pot it would be good to know what our tax dollars are actually being spent on. Unfortunately, sometimes the answers are not just infuriating, but downright bizarre.
So, what strange things have the Federal Government spent your tax dollars on? Let’s find out as here are some crazy things the Federal Government has funded.