ON-Lion Letter
Every year, the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation's (ATRF's) Center for Fiscal Accountability calculates the Cost of Government Day.  This is the day on which the average American has earned enough gross income to pay off his or her share of the spending and regulatory burdens imposed by government at the federal, state, and local levels.

In 2010, ATRF reports, Cost of Government Day fell on August 19.  Working people must toil 231 days out of the year just to meet all costs imposed by government -- eight days later than last year and a full 32 days longer than 2008.

In other words, according to ATRF, the cost of government in 2010 consumes 63.41% of national income.

ATRF's 2010 Cost of Government Day report and additional resources, including a chart room and state-by-state breakdown, are available online.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports ATRF.
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