In politics, random numbers for projected spending are argued vociferously & budgeted accordingly. In accounting, those said same numbers are written neatly in row after row, subtotaled, then totaled, subsequently forgotten.
Revenue is strictly accounted down to 1¢ upon receipt. Subsequently, spirited off to the nearest central bank.
Now auditing, that requires wholly different set of books. You are left longing to divide by zero.
Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul ☑
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