Back in December, Donald Trump signed a tax bill into law and promised it was “going to be a tremendous thing for the American people.” But many have yet to see an increase in their paychecks, and rapper Cardi B has a few questions for Uncle Sam.
After learning that nearly half of her income is remitted to the state and federal government, the outspoken rapper took to social media to ask the IRS to show her some receipts on where her tax money is being spent.
"When you donate to a kid from a foreign country, they give you updates on what they're doing with your donation,” she said. “I want to know what you’re doing with my f--king tax money.”
The Grammy-nominated artist said that based on the lack of cleanliness and services in New York City, her hometown, the government isn’t spending her hard-earned cash on the right things. So, she’s demanding answers.
“What is y’all doing with my f--king money. I want to know, I want receipts” Cardi added, “I want everything.”
According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the majority of tax revenue in the United States is spent on funding Social Security (24 percent), Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and healthcare marketplace subsidies (26 percent), and paying for Defense and international security assistance (16 percent).
This isn’t the first time the “Bodak Yellow” rapper discussed tax policy. Back in October, Cardi let it be known that anyone who owes her money should hold on to it because “the IRS is trying to come for me during tax season.”
Like many Americans, Cardi B may feel like she pays way too much of her income in taxes, but the U.S. doesn’t even rank in the 10 top when it comes to countries with the highest rates. Belgium holds the number one spot at 40.7 percent, followed closely by Germany and Denmark.
The U.S., however, clocks in at 16th.