Where Does the Money Go? Your Guided Tour to the Federal Budget Crisis

ISBN-10: 0062023470
ISBN-13: 9780062023476
Edition: 2011 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Scott Bittle is an award-winning journalist, policy analyst, and web producer who has written extensively about the federal budget, energy, and foreign policy.Jean Johnson writes frequently about public opinion and public policy and is the author of You Can’t Do It Alone , a book on how parents, teachers, and students see education issues. Both authors are senior fellows at Public Agenda and blog frequently for the Huffington Post , National Geographic , and other outlets.

Preface
The Six Points You Need to Know to Understand the Federal Budget Crisis
So What's the Worst That Could Happen?
A Little Clarification Is in Order
The Tax Tour (or, Money Comes...)
...And Money Goes
Social Security and Medicare-and Why Closing the Deficit Isn't Enough
If You Think Social Security Is Bad, Wait till You Meet Medicare
Glib Answers to a Tough Problem
Do We Have to Throw Granny out on the Street?
Waste Not, Want Not
The Liberals and the Conservatives
Politics, as Usual
The Taxman Cometh
Tackling the Long-Term Problem One Bite at a Time
OK, if You're So Smart...
The "Where Does the Money Go" Voter Protection Kit
The Last Word: Six Realities We Need to Accept to Solve This Problem
Appendix: Places to go, People to Meet
Acknowledgments

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