Mo' money, mo' problems

A look at the numbers

Pages in the federal tax code in 1913: 400

Pages in the federal tax code today: 67,204

Number of tax refunds handed out by the IRS in 2006: 61.66 million

Amount in tax refunds paid out by the IRS in 2006: $144.513 billion

Average refund: $2,344

Amount Ford Motors CEO Alan Mulally was paid for his first four months on the job: $28 million

His hourly wage, assuming a 40-hour workweek: $43,750

Signing bonus given to Mulally: $7.5 million

Relocation costs given to Mulally: $55,469

Net loss posted by Ford in 2006: $12.7 billion

Number of Ford employees who recently accepted buyouts: 38,000


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