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Ex Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer offers facts on government

Ex Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer offers facts on government

In a separate recent interview with CNBC , Ballmer said he thinks Dorsey should focus exclusively on Twitter, rather than on his other company Square as well.

Ballmer and 25 "data geeks" pored over more than three decades of government documents to create the USA government spending database.

Ballmer explained to Bloomberg why he thinks making USAFacts.org is a good solution for promoting healthy political discourse, rather than polarization. "I was hoping I could find something like a 10-K document. that the Securities and Exchange Commission makes companies create", he said during his talk.

Ballmer is these days mostly known for owning the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team and a significant Twitter stake, but this week he is taking the wraps off USAFacts, a website chock-full of data related to US government spending.

Retired Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer has been keeping busy these past few years, and now the world can see just what he's been working on: Today, April 18, Ballmer and his team unveiled the public USAFacts database.

In order to decide which facts to include, Ballmer said his team started with the structure of the Constitution.

"I'm sort of nonjudgmental, if you will, on any administration, including the current administration", Ballmer said when pressed for his thoughts about Trump.

The most expensive mission of the United States, according to Ballmer's breakdown, is securing the blessings of liberty.

Ballmer also wanted to show data on gun ownership, but he ran into the powerful NRA and learned about lobbying. Since then, he's been the owner of the National Basketball Association team Los Angeles Clippers.

Ballmer said that he "would remain open to offers if they come in". "But I feel like it's a civic contribution more than anything else". On the other hand, we can tell you how many acres of land are in the national park system or managed by the National Forest Service.

Ballmer stressed that USAFacts is "entirely nonpartisan". "A lot of things in the USA government are working well by the numbers. on the other hand, there are things that are certainly not getting better".

But Ballmer doesn't peg government - or its hyper-partisanship - as a risk to itself.


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