Now that tax day is upon us the White House has made an interesting calculator detailing where your taxes go. Just put in how much taxes you pay and calculate.
Given I'm a starving student with a family I don't pay much taxes. However, for fun I decide to pretend I payed $1000 in federal income tax. The graphic below shows where the dollars would be going.
Little surprise defense and health care get the most. Interestingly, $12 of my $1000 go to science related issues with NASA alone getting $7 of that cut. (I think we need a sub-category for how much goes to JWST. :))