Is is at all possible to choose where our taxes go?
So for example, I choose to put 5% of them into education, 5% into NHS, etc.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
rtfm is quite correct, you either to it that way, the hard way or you vote for a party that expresses your views, once a party is in power there's nothing you can do about where the money goes.
- 1 decade ago
You can't individually earmark money for programs. Congress arrives at a budget resolution and money is appropriated based on congress' infinite wisdom. Your individual taxes have no identity when they hit the treasury. We spend money based on the budget. Government agencies don't always expend all the money appropriated. I would prefer to buy things I want with the fruits of my labors. This, of course, is the way things work in the US. If you're from the UK (I noticed you mentioned the NHS), I can't provide insight. If the citizenry had visibility of where their money is going, I'm sure we wouldn't be so cavalier about supporting fancy new programs to fix our lives. My family is pretty good and taking care of itself without the intervention of government "brain workers."
- rtfmLv 71 decade ago
Nope. Not unless you campaign for elected office and get elected to a position of responsibility for the budget.
- ObamavengerLv 71 decade ago
You can choose who you vote for and tell that person what your think your taxes should pay for.
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- RetiredDebtFreeLv 61 decade ago
Of course not. And shouldn't be.