Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and a link he would've liked

A Memorial to a Hero Needs Your support!: "The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will be the first on the National Mall to recognize a person of color and a man of peace, not a president or a veteran of war. In 1996 Congress authorized the Memorial Foundation to raise funds to establish a national memorial to honor the legacy of Dr. King on the National Mall. ... After many years of fund raising, the memorial is only $14 million away from its $120 million goal."

Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go? - TaxDay 2010 | National Priorities Project: "With this publication, taxpayers can take stock of how the federal government spent each 2009 income tax dollar: from 26.5 cents for military-related spending to 13.6 cents for military and non-military interest on the debt to 2 cents for education. The publication also shows, in addition to individual income taxes, where the money came from in 2009 to pay for the federal spending."