Government accounting is on a cash basis. This report converts to accrual which is what real businesses, esp public ones, must use because it is generally considered a more accurate way to check the status. Using accrual in the government would be enough to make all the politicians quit and go home when they saw what they had actually done.
Why the political swipe, McBare?
Maybe if you pay attention to the entire article you will know why there was a political "swipe". Conservatives are suppose to be for smaller government yet this Administration and it's Republican Congress built the largest government in the US History with the largest expenses and largest debts, anathema of SMALL GOVERNMENT.
Then apologists like you come in and try and justify it as if it is OK and not countra to Conservative philosophy at all which, while funny to read is just BS.
I was simply pointing out the blatant hypocrisy that permeates the NeoConservatives.
Does that clear it up for you?