A good idea - taxpayer receipts.

This site (yourtaxreceipt.org) computes how much was paid out into the government based on your federal taxes paid. If one wants to argue about taxes (or over-taxation) it seems prudent to actually know what one paid for via their taxes. I found the actual numbers very interesting and somewhat different than what my guess was before this site.

A more comprehensive (but more confusing) representation of the *costs*: http://www.deathandtaxesposter.com/