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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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Social Insecurity: 4. The Growing Cost of Medicare

The US has an aging population that is forecast to drive Medicare costs higher in the years ahead: much higher. Each year, the Medicare Trustees...

Social Insecurity: 3. The Medicare Program

Medicare is the second pillar of the US retirement security system.  It is a national health insurance program for people aged 65 and older...

Social Insecurity: 2. The Growing Social Security Funding Defecit

The Social Security program is going bust. There are four dedicated sources of revenue that fund Social Security: a) payroll taxes, b) a portion of...

Social Insecurity: 1. The Social Security Program

Social Security is the foundation of the country’s retiree income safety net. About 60 million people are now beneficiaries under the program and, for...
Revenue and Expenditures

Incompetence, Gross Mismanagement & Fraud: 4. Problems That Never Go Away

Each year, the Government Accountability Office outlines government programs that represent high levels of fiscal risk and each year the list is pretty much...