On February 13 the Institute for Truth in Accounting published “The United States Government, A Report to Our Citizens” after countless demands for an easy-to-understand report on governmental financial information.
This report provides citizens with a comprehensive and concise grasp on general and financial information about the federal government. The report was developed in conjunction with an Advancing Government Accountability (AGA) initiative.
“The United States Government, A Report to Our Citizens” made its debut recently at the AGA National Leadership Conference. Both this report and IFTA’s “Financial State of the Union” were distributed at the AGA's booth and were then highlighted in a speech given by AGA’s executive director, Relmond P. Van Daniker.
AGA's Citizen-Centric Government Reporting Initiative encourages governments to produce and publish an annual “state of the government” report that is no more than four pages long. Many people at the AGA conference were amazed that the IFTA was able to complete such a report for the federal government. The citizen's reports, designed to be visually appealing, provide understandable information to citizens about the financial condition and performance of the government that answers the question, “Are we better off today than we were last year?”
IFTA’s CEO, Sheila Weinberg, hopes this report will shed some light for all of the confused citizens still in the dark about financial governmental information, because of the inadequate and sometimes misleading data provided by the federal government.