Budget shell games

Big Government advocates use a variety of techniques to obscure and distort government spending. The Big Government media rarely blows the whistle on these games, although reporters and news managers are often well aware that they go on. They include the following:

  • Refusal to disclose budget information
  • Making budget information hard to decipher or hard to use
  • Scattering and camouflaging spending among multiple departments and accounts
  • Use of reserve funds
  • Off-the-books accounting
  • Intergovernmental money transfers

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