Ever wonder where the taxes go?
Here is a visual representation of where our tax money goes. I would paste it in, but as you will see, it's too large of a graphic. I was amazed by the research that went into this, as well as the creative visual presentation.
I don't really question the relative amount of money that goes to defense, because as I see it, that is the primary reason there are governments at all. If we are going to have armed forces they ought to have the best stuff available. Also, defense and commerce are about all that the Constitution outlined for the US government to handle.