Taxpayers in the city of New York will pay $16.7 billion for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2012. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided:
*Source: nationalpriorities.org (Sept. 2012)
Ms Gizmo on Tour:
"How would you spend your own tax dollars?"
The chart below depicts results of our Penny Poll -- Voters' Preferences -- at various locations around the city on twenty different days where, after careful thought, 3,018 people cast their 20 pennies into the Gizmo's eight tubes. Each tube represents a Federal Budget category. There are hundreds of other budget categories of course, but we felt people could vote more quickly with fewer tubes. We've taken Ms. Gizmo to East Harlem, Brooklyn Boro Hall, City Hall, Union Square, Hunter College and 72nd Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side.
How would you spend your own tax dollars?
There is work to do. -- In peace always.
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