Where Does the Money Go?
Your Guided Tour to the Federal Budget CrisisBook - 2008
An irreverent and unstinting layperson's guide to how government financial decisions affect one's retirement, health-care, mortgage, and other concerns explains how decision makers are influencing tax allocations and the federal deficit. Original. 20,000 first printing.
“A book that manages to be entertaining and irreverent while serving as an informative primer on a subject that is crucial to the future of all Americans.”
—New York Times
Before you vote in a national election, you should ask yourself: Where Does the Money Go? The acclaimed and essential work by Scott Biddle and Jean Johnson has been updated to reflect the recent financial crisis and the sweeping legislation passed by the Obama administration in its first years. Nonpartisan and well-balanced, Where Does the Money Go? is a candid, eye-opening, and delightfully irreverent guide to the ongoing federal budget crisis that breaks-down into plain English exactly what the Fat Cats in Washington, D.C. are arguing about.
Bittle and Johnson, both with Public Agenda Online, write in a breezy style with the intent of bringing clarity on complicated issues to a general audience; but instead, they offer a barrage of information that is jumbled and obfuscated by folksiness. They provide footnotes but no general reading list. Worse, there's no index, which is a serious obstacle to understanding their point of view on particular themes. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A layperson's guide to how government financial decisions affect one's retirement, health-care, mortgage, and other concerns explains how decision makers are influencing tax allocations and the federal deficit.