Balancing Act: Finding the revenue to pay for spending doesn't always add up [editorial]
Publication:
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Nov 2006, p. 12, 14


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Media Type:
Newspaper
Item Type:
Articles
Notes:
State lawmakers call the budget "Balanced" but by one measure, the state's budget debt is more than $44 billion. A recent audit by the U.S. Treasury Department put the national budget debt at $3.5 trillion. Both the state and federal government fail to properly account for pension payments for employees and teachers and other expenses like Medicare and Social Security, according to Sheila Weinberg, CEO of the Northbrook-based Institute for Truth in Accounting. Voters must make informed decisions about candidates based on an understanding of state and national budgets which requires honest budget information from elected officials.

Date of Publication:
2 Nov 2006
Local identifier:
Wilmette.News.285403
Language of Item:
English
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Balancing Act: Finding the revenue to pay for spending doesn't always add up [editorial]