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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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Revenue and Expenditures

Incompetence, Gross Mismanagement & Fraud: 3. The Tax Gap

The vast majority of US citizens pay the federal taxes that they legally owe. Most people earn a wage and taxes are withheld from...
Revenue and Expenditures

Incompetence, Gross Mismanagement & Fraud: 2. Improper Payments

An Improper Payment is a payment by the federal government to someone outside the government who shouldn’t receive the payment or who uses the...
Revenue and Expenditures

Incompetence, Gross Mismanagement & Fraud: 1. Federal Government Accounting

Audits form the bedrock of the private sector. Without accurate, factual and independently verified financial information, there would be no bank lending, no trade...

Revenues & Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2017 Summary

The US federal government is the largest single enterprise on the planet. It employs about 2.8 million people, has the largest armed forces on...

Government Structure: 5. The Many Independent Agencies and Government Sponsored Entities of the US...

In addition to the three branches of government, there are a large number of “Independent Agencies” and “Government Sponsored Entities” that play a very...