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Product Details

  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453835768
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453835760
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,486,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you want to understand the US budget and debt get this book.
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It is evident that the author is very passionate about this topic and has researched the facts and figures appropriately.
TomR
I highly recommend this book to every American who is concerned about the future of our country.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TomR on March 6, 2011
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Prior to reading this book, I'm embarrassed to say that I never really thought much in detail about this subject. Understanding the US Debt was a quick and easy read that really lives up to its title - I have a much better understanding of our nation's economic and financial structure. It is evident that the author is very passionate about this topic and has researched the facts and figures appropriately. This should be a must-read for anyone concerned about the economic future of the country.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Rodeck on May 10, 2014
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Sharp and succinct. Includes good discussion on the causes and cures of economic depressions. No modern president comes out unscathed.

Still, it smacks of right wing bias. If you wan't to call entitlements "stealing" or call welfare and food stamps "immoral," I'll buy that; but not if there's not even a whisper about massive defense spending or an astronomically expensive war on drugs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Garman on March 9, 2011
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Everything you need to know about the US dept is contained in this book. It is concise, to the point, and easy to understand. The author has clearly and precisely explained what makes up the debt, where we are today, and where we are headed. It is not a pretty picture. Steps need to be taken now to head off the upcoming diaster, and the author pulls no punches as to what these steps are. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TXSQL on February 17, 2011
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This book explains the nature of government spending - how much and where it goes. More importantly, it delves into the details of the consequences of spending more money than is received. The author makes a compelling case to reduce government spending below income as a long term solution to economic problems. If you want to understand where the big costs are, read this book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Will Code For Food on May 23, 2011
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This is a genuinely excellent book. Buy it, it's only $9.95 and worth more than that. Buy copies for your friends and for your representatives in government. Buy a copy for your boss: I did. Talk about it. Do something about it.

Chessman's brief, crisply readable, thoroughly documented book clearly shows the gravity of the USA's financial position. We're in trouble, and we must make informed and unpleasant decisions to begin to work our way out of the mess in which we find ourselves. Our current national leadership, of all parties and at every level, gives every appearance of profound incompetence and stupidity and/or self-deception and/or conscious desire to irreversibly weaken the United States of America. For the past 60 years, we in the USA have endured the longest uninterrupted period of (frankly) p1$$-poor leadership in the history of the nation, with a few notable exceptions.

Every responsible stakeholder in the United States of America should read this book. I use the term "stakeholder" rather than "citizen" because there are many people who love this country, who have come here from around the world, who will suffer or enjoy the outcomes of decisions that our government will make in the next few years, who are not yet citizens. As a descendant of Irish immigrants, I understand that the strength of the United States of America arises from our unique founding philosophy, our history, and the strengths of all the many different kinds of people who have toiled to build better lives for themselves and their families in this, yes, exceptional country. If we the people fail to inform ourselves, and oppose those who are leading us into the abyss, we deserve what we get.
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I recommend this book for anyone who wants an objective and insightful understanding of the challenges our great nation faces as a result of our mounting debt. Tyler Chessman provides a very readable and data based account of the debt situation past, present and future. He works hard to maintain political independence in his study; however, some will say he provides a very right-winged view on how we tackle the problems we face. I for one, politics aside, agree with some of his hard nosed solutions. For example, I am in my mid-30s and do not expect Social Security to be available when I retire. I am willing to pay for my parents sake, but something has to change now.

The first 7 chapters are must reads, whether you align with or are in favor of the solutions he outlines in chapter 8. You will walk away from this book with more data and insight on our debt crisis and my hope is it will put you on a road to coming up with your own opinions and solutions. It has done this for me.
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Great book to obtail the necessary detail to understand why we are in such a pickle. Trevor Chessman provides excellent explaination of groupings of debt and what government programs constitute the overall budget. He also provides a good explaination of debt from a historical and philosophical perspective.

If you want to understand the US budget and debt get this book. I believe every American needs this level of understanding to make intelligent decisions at the polls!
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More About the Author

Tyler Chessman has worked in the software industry for 16 years. He currently helps customers adopt and implement Business Intelligence products. Tyler became interested in the U.S. debt in early 2009 and decided to put his analytical skills to good use. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, with a degree in Finance.

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