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Where your tax money is going

The federal government spends about $31,406 per household per year. In honor of Tax Day, the Heritage Foundation of Washington, D.C., broke down where this money goes. Among the totals: Social Security/Medicare, $9,949; defense, $6,071; anti-poverty programs, $5,466; interest on the federal debt, $1,585; education, $914; highways/mass transit, $613.