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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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Military Machine: 3. How Does The USA Compare To The Rest Of The World?

So, is $900 billion per year in defense spending the right amount for the US? Do we face grave national security risks that suggest...

Military Machine: 2. How Big Is It?

The US has the largest and most expensive military forces in the world by a wide margin. This article will provide information on the size...

Military Machine: 1. US Defense Spending

The author’s hometown is Randolph, Vermont.  Randolph has never been attacked by a foreign power. In fiscal year 2016, the total municipal expenditures of the...

Unsustainable Fiscal Path:3. Consequence of Never Ending Deficits

The federal government knows that our current fiscal policies are unsustainable. The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) defines a “sustainable fiscal policy” as one where...

Unsustainable Fiscal Path: 2. The Federal Government’s Debt & Liabilities

Each year, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) prepares the Financial Report of the United States that, among other things, tallies up all of the...