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The New IRS Lets Taxpayers Have Their Say in Government Spending

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: thenewirs and psfk
'The New IRS' is a project by Alex Ebert that aims to bridge the gap between how taxpayers want their money to be spent, versus how democratic governments actually spend that money. A visit to The New IRS website pulls up a pie chart where Americans can play politician and create their own tax allocation plans. On the pie graph, users can move slider bars to raise or lower the percentage of money that should be allocated to different categories like national defence, international affairs, health care and education.

After finishing your tax allocation plan, The New IRS allows you to fill in some personal information, which will be anonymously submitted to relevant parties based on the location and demographic information submitted. After tax day, The New IRS will put up a comparison between the government's proposed budgets and your own.