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How Americans want their tax dollars spent

February 12, 2013: 9:29 AM ET

As lawmakers bicker over how to spend federal tax dollars, Americans have a few suggestions for them.

According to a recent online survey of 1,000 consumers by TD Ameritrade (AMTD), people clearly want the government to focus even more on health care. Jobs are important as well. And there are some interesting differences between what men would like the government to spend more on and what women view as a priority for their tax dollars.

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