Wondering where your tax dollars go?
Answer: The federal government has a huge website (www.usa.gov) which produces “Back to School” information (www.usa.gov/Topics/Back_to_School.shtml).
The website is chock full of advice, such as “Plan healthful lunches” and “Shopping for school supplies.”
And your homework is: Compare and contrast the www.usa.gov site with www.wikipedia.org. Wikipedia is the free, user-created, online encyclopedia. Cost to taxpayers: nothing. Usa.gov is the taxpayer funded, online, official Web portal of the United States of America. Cost to taxpayers: unknown.
Answer: See www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget for incomprehensible FY2012 budget.
Speaking of taxes, the www.usa.gov website tells us that some states “offer a sales tax holiday,” which means that certain products won't be taxed during a set period of time. This is a great opportunity to save money on back-to-school items including clothes, shoes, and supplies.... Check to see if your state participates....“