The same thing happens here.In Sweden, our taxes go to making life good. That includes education, housing, jobs, civil rights, representation in parliament, laws to PROTECT people, and justice.
You're clueless about America, which is why you call it the United Snakes.In the United Snakes your taxes are earmarked for the war machinery that make your filthy rich businessmen get even richer while the common man is unemployed, uneducated, and under-payed so that his options for "a way out" are either join up and go to kill or be killed in some innocent country or become a criminal.
MOST "common men" do work, dumb ass. It's the common man that keep sthe country going.
I don't want your ignorant details.There's a message in the two above paragraphs from which you'll find the answer to your question. I've left out many of the details so that if you are inclined to know more, you can ask.