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

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ISBN-10: 0061241873

ISBN-13: 9780061241871

Edition: 2008

Authors: Scott Bittle, Jean Johnson

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From the editors of the award-winning nonpartisan Web site Public Agenda Online comes this irreverent and candid guide to the federal budget crisis that breaks down into plain English exactly what the fat cats in Washington are arguing about Federal debt will affect your savings, your retirement, your mortgage, your health care, and your children. How well do you understand the government decisions that will end up coming out of your pocket? Here is essential information that every American citizen needs-and has the right-to know. This guide to deciphering the jargon of the country's budget problem covers everything from the country's $9 trillion and growing debt to the fact that,…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
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
Has K Street Become Washington's Main Street?
2010-the High Noon of Budget Politics
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
Places to Go, People to Meet
Acknowledgments