42.2% of all taxable income goes to the US military. 20% goes to pay the interest on military and non-military debt. 8.7% goes to anti-poverty programs, 4.4% to education, and 2.6% to science & environmental programs.
Since 1988, the cost of college tuition has increased 130% while middle class income has stagnated. Americans in the middle actually earned $400 less than they did in 1988.