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BLS: Americans Spent More on Taxes Than on Food, Clothing Combined in 2017

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By Terence P. Jeffrey | cnsnews

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(CNSNews.com) – Americans on average spent more on taxes than on food and clothing combined in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s new data on consumer expenditures, which was released this month.

“Consumer units” (which include families, financially independent individuals, and people living in a single household who share expenses) spent an average of $9,562 on food and clothing in 2017, according to BLS.

But they spent $16,749 on federal, state and local taxes.

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