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, for thirty-one out of the last thirty-five years, the country has spent more on government programs and services than it has collected in taxes. It also explores why elected leaders on every side of the fence have so far failed to effectively address this issue and explains what you can do to protect your future.
This book makes these very complex topics easy reading.
Consicely put together and written so even those who have no real clue as to what the situation of the economy in the US is can understand the reality of it.
This book is a very good overview and presentation of the problems that we face with the Federal budget.
Fine analysis of many of our contemporary economic problems, especially the US national debt and what it means for us and future generationsPublished 19 days ago by by Joseph Palladino
Although "Where Does The Money Go" is about four years old and info is dated, it presents the complexity of solving our economic and deficit problems. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Doreen Kohr
As of 2014 when I'm writing this review do not buy the book as it is very dated. I think it was written in the mid 2000's it's not worth the read as they take a George Bush era... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Duane Snyder
Not my favorite subject to read about - but helps me to better understand how our government is supposed to work - - - and how it has failed to get it all together - helpful to at... Read morePublished 8 months ago by ClockDoc
I finally found an interesting book that explains the Federal Budget, gets into how the money is raised and spent, and what the money does. Read morePublished 9 months ago by James Buch
It is a visibly used product but I was not expecting more. In terms of text it is is all visible. I don't need more.Published 12 months ago by Catalina
This was a required read for an MPA program. It was good, but it was published around 2007/2008 so it's outdated.Published 13 months ago by sewinupastorm