Student or Learner
I am translating an American film. In this scene, one couple is listening a conversation via a scanner, and they are agueing whether it's illegal to hear this:
A: Don't you feel guilty at all? It's eavesdropping.
B: What. No no. This is a police band. I mean this is your tax dollars at work here.
Can you explain the meaning of "Tax dollars at work" for me?
Thank you so much.
The phrase "your tax dollars at work" means that if you are a taxpayer you are paying for it.