According to the Center on Budget Policy Priorities, the United States spent over $4.1 trillion on federal services funded by taxes.
The government also uses taxpayer funds to pay for research. Like researching whether golf clubs work in space.
Or, if A.I. programming can improvise like a jazz musician. Sometimes taxpayer funds are use to buy unusable military uniforms.
Your tax money is used to fund, or is wasted, on a lot of odd and unbelievable things. Here’s just a few of them.