TAXES: Bitten & Nibbled

Counting the big bites and the small nibbles of last year together, U.S. taxpayers paid $98.3 billion in federal, state and local taxes, the Commerce Department reported last week. That came to $568 for each man, woman and child in the country. Even so, outstanding federal, state and local government debts kept right on climbing, reached the dizzying total of $334 billion—$1,930 for each person in the U.S.

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