USAFacts: A Powerful New Database on U.S. Governments’ Finance


Retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this week launched a new non-profit initiative called USAFacts — releasing a series of detailed statistical reports on local, state and federal governments to show how the country is being run. The USAFacts report is organized around a four-pronged mission statement — derived from the preamble to the U.S. Constitution: establish justice and ensure domestic tranquility; provide for the common defense; promote the general welfare; and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. Ballmer is said to have spent $10 million on the initiative.  4/18/2017