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The Informed Vermonter is a non-profit website with a simple objective. It seeks to help fellow Vermonters become better informed so they can be more discerning voters.

  • What does the government of the State of Vermont do?
  • How much money does the government spend?
  • Where does the government get its money?
  • How does the State of Vermont compare to the rest of the country?

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Federal Government Response. 8. Federal Reserve Bank

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There’s a very thin line between fear and greed. As March 2020 unfolded, the financial markets began to unravel.  Investors of all stripes simply wanted...
Revenue and Expenditures

COVID-19 Pandemic: Federal Government Response. 7. Blundering, Corruption & Political Distraction

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The federal government’s stimulus programs were intended for businesses that truly needed the money to keep afloat.  Unfortunately, many simply saw this support as...

COVID-19: Federal Government Response. 6. CARES Act Tax Cuts: Stimulus or Gravy...

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As Winston Churchill once said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. This must have been the attitude of our tax code writers and...

COVID-19 Pandemic: Federal Government Response. 5. Vermont’s Money Haul

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In the previous articles, The Informed Vermonter reviewed the major federal legislation passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In total, this legislation provided...

COVID-19 Pandemic: Federal Government Response. 4. Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic...

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In 2009, Congress and President Obama passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to pump $831 billion into the economy to mitigate the devastating...