Your Federal Tax Burden, Visualized in Burritos and Beers.
From senior editor Dave Gilson:
…the 2010 tax bill for a typical American family earning $50,000 comes out to about 1,752 Chipotle burritos. From that, the feds spent about 2,811 bottles of Bud Light on defense, 244 packs of cigarettes on Medicare, and 13 Red Bulls on energy spending. Unfortunately, it does not show how many decaf soy lattes went to NPR.
For more a ton more informative and visually interesting looks at how your taxes really break down, check out the entire post.