There is a lot of talk these days about the United States Federal Budget. Considering that the U.S. Government spends 3+ trillion dollars a year it’s of little wonder. There’s a lot of talk about cutting back the government. There are a wide number of opinions on how to do that. Some propose cutting “Mandates”. Some want to cut discretionary spending. Some want to cut back the Military. Still others want to cut none and just increase taxes to pay for it.
What should and should not be cut is not the focus of this blog. To make an informed decision about how to change U.S. spending, we must first understand how our government is currently spending its money today. Understanding where all that money goes is my goal. This blog is my journey to understand where we’re spending all that money. A secondary focus will be on revenue, it’ll be secondary because it’s obvious where it comes from – taxes!
As of this posting, I am not qualified to do this. I have no background in accounting, finance, economics, or politics. I have little idea of where to start or if one person with nothing but an internet connection can even accomplish such a thing.
Can a average citizen figure out the Federal Budget equipped with nothing but an internet connection? Let’s find out…