What I want is a listing of how much each individual person in the US pays per year.
I'm going to assume that you mean you want to know how much each person should pay, not data that accounts for the 300 million people we have in the United States. That's a tax bracket. You can find the listing of tax brackets easily. Understanding the tax code and what bracket you fall into with deductions is a less easy process; I'll admit deductions, withholding, and all of that is incredibly confusing. The information is still out there, it's just hard to sift through. A lot of it is in the link I gave or in other links on the page.
I then want to see exactly where every scent goes. So lets say, for ease of math, I payed $10 in taxes for the year. I want to see where that 10,000 cents go. X cents go to pay for public service workers, X cents go to pay for equipment that military/police need, X cents go to a senator throwing a party, etc etc etc.
Does that make more sense?
That's... on the page. There is a listing of how the federal budget is spent right there. Granted it's not in absolute numbers, it's in a chart, but you can easily find that too.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget
- took about 15 seconds to find. There's a chart of percentages. Break out your calculator and multiply your 10 dollars by each percentage. You'll have to do it for federal, state, and local though. Not incredibly easy calculations, but doable enough -- and certainly something that should be done by anyone who votes (if you don't know how your money is being spent, you don't know anything really about what your government is really doing). I'm willing to bet you could come up with a good understanding of taxes and the budget in 2 hours; less time than it takes to watch James Cameron's Avatar.
How many people do you think saw Avatar? How many people do you think have an accurate portrayal of the US fiscal budget? The latter is free to observe.
It's a matter of will and engagement; Americans are happy being ignorant in most cases.