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What is the purpose of income tax?
Income tax is used by the government to create programs that sustain us as a people on a national level. Specifically, income tax is used mostly (53%) for social security, followed by defense/army, municipal, and enforement of law.

The exact breakdowns are in the US Budget, which is published yearly by the OMB and is available to any American upon request or via their Web site.
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