Where Does the Money Go?

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/18/2011
  • Publisher: Harperbusiness

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Updated to reflect the financial crisis of 2008-09 and the sweeping legislation passed by the Obama administration in its first year, "Where Does the Money Go?" is an irreverent and candid guide to the federal budget crisis.

Author Biography

Scott Bittle is the executive editor of PublicAgenda.org, twice nominated for the Webby Award as best political site. He is also an award-winning journalist. As an executive vice president of Public Agenda, Jean Johnson has more than twenty years of experience understanding public attitudes on a broad range of issues and has written for USA Today, Education Week, and the Huffington Post. They're also the authors of Who Turned Out the Lights? Your Guided Tour to the Energy Crisis.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
The Six Points You Need to Know to Understand the Federal Budget Crisisp. 1
So What's the Worst That Could Happen?p. 25
A Little Clarification Is in Orderp. 43
The Tax Tour (or, Money Comes...)p. 62
...And Money Goesp. 88
Social Security and Medicare-and Why Closing the Deficit Isn't Enoughp. 116
If You Think Social Security Is Bad, Wait till You Meet Medicarep. 138
Glib Answers to a Tough Problemp. 156
Do We Have to Throw Granny out on the Street?p. 165
Waste Not, Want Notp. 189
The Liberals and the Conservativesp. 215
Politics, as Usualp. 222
The Taxman Comethp. 247
Tackling the Long-Term Problem One Bite at a Timep. 261
OK, if You're So Smart...p. 287
The "Where Does the Money Go" Voter Protection Kitp. 305
The Last Word: Six Realities We Need to Accept to Solve This Problemp. 325
Appendix: Places to go, People to Meetp. 334
Acknowledgmentsp. 349
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