YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
DIRECTED BY BARBARA KOPPLE
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF OUR GOVERNMENT?
We Americans spend a lot of time arguing over how our tax dollars are spent. But do we focus on the right things? Or have we been misdirected? Two-time Oscar winning director Barbara Kopple focuses her lens on answers that many may find startling.
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