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Revenues & Expenditures: 8. Vermont’s 2017 Federal Grants

In fiscal year 2017, 34% of Vermont’s total state government revenues were federal grants. These grants are the single largest source of revenue for...

Vermont’s 2018 Elections: State Senate and House Races

Vermont has 30 State Senators and 150 State Representatives and all of them are subject to this year’s elections. The overall status of these...

Vermont’s 2018 Elections: Statewide Races

Every two years, Vermonters elect a Governor, Lt. Governor. State Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General and Secretary of State. This article will review these races,...

Vermont’s 2018 Elections: US Senate and House of Representatives

The primary elections are scheduled for August 14 with the general election falling on November 6. This year, both Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative...

Corporate Welfare: 3. Tax Expenditures

“Tax Expenditures”, when used by the federal government, refers to the loss of tax revenue as a result of exemptions, exclusions, deductions and credits...

US Corporate Welfare: 2. Corporate Gravy Train

The total amount of subsidies paid to businesses and corporations by the federal government is unknown. However, the amount paid to a particular company...

US Corporate Welfare: 1. What Is It? Where Is The Money Going? How...

“Corporate Welfare” refers to government subsidies given to businesses. There are many hundreds of corporate and business subsidy programs provided by the federal government...

Military Machine: 4. War In The Middle East And Africa

One of the consequences of the US superpower strategy seems to be a tendency to get involved in many wars around the world. The author...

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...