What would 'an accounting shell game' be?She will vote in favour of a Liberal budget she has told the House of Commons is "flawed and defective" and built on "an accounting shell game" reminiscent of "Enron and WorldCom."
I only have rough ideas of the boldened words, and to me they just don't connect.
Accounting, as I understand, has something to do with numbers. Numbers in business, numbers in our tax / tax return, and etc... that's all I know.
Shell, all I know about it is that it's a hard encasement.
And I think it could imply 'empty' depending on its use.
A shell is something that is empty on the inside in accounting; Enron had shell companies with paper profits that were just there to inflate profits and conceal the truth, etc (I'm hazy on the details of exactly what they did).