The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the “budget” scam
Walter Burien is a dangerous man because he found out that the government is hiding huge amounts of taxpayer wealth that is not reported in the budgets of government. Contrary to popular belief, the budget is not a full accounting of all of the money government takes in and the taxpayer wealth government has accumulated. It is just like your budget. It is a budget for specific things. You may have a food budget, an entertainment budget, etc. You define your budget and what it is for. you budget does not list all income and assets. If you do not drink, you could say my drinking budget is zero. And if I spent one dollar on alcohol I’ve broken my budget. Government does this too.
Government does the same thing in their budgets. But they leave out a lot of important information. The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is a much more complete report of the the taxpayer wealth hidden from the citizens. The budget is not a full accounting of government finances. Instead” the budget” is a propaganda tool to manipulate the public. With the “budget propaganda tool” you can convince the public to raise taxes, cut services and divert public wealth to a small group of elite insiders.
The public is only told about the “budget”. The public remains in the dark about The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
The President, Congress, newspaper editors, television executives and many others are sent cafrs’ .
Why are you still in the dark?
Until 2007 my local library had copies of the cafrs’ for my state, county and local government entities. Each one has a separate cafr. One for the state, a different one for the county, city, school, etc.