In the spring of 2023, as every year, you will declare your income for the previous year. And even if the procedures have now been simplified since 2019 with the deduction at source, it is difficult to know what exactly this money is used for. First of all, public money falls into 3 categories:

But how is public spending allocated? Our colleagues from the JDD offer a ranking based on data calculated by the Treasury tracker Thomas Jéréjian and published on the fair distribution site.

In this table of expenses, the balance can sometimes surprise. here is the ranking for 1000 euros of taxes paid:

For 1000 euros spent by the State, where does the money go? Source

Indeed, if the top of the podium corresponds to the financing of pensions, health and education, the bottom of the ranking, with justice and security last, questions for a country like France.