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This review is from: A People's Guide to the Federal Budget (Paperback)
If anyone had started talking with me about the federal budget before I read this book, I probably would have rolled my eyes and groaned before quickly changing the subject.
Luckily for me and anyone else who has had a similar reaction, A People's Guide to the Federal Budget is a breath of fresh air in today's cloudy political climate. No matter which side of the political fence you are on, reading this book will be illuminating. No partisan rhetoric, no arguing about who's right or wrong - just the hard facts.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand what political candidates are ACTUALLY saying when they talk about taxes, spending cuts, and deficits during the election season.
Despite the huge amount of budget information presented in the book, I could make sense of all the revenue and spending charts. The other graphics and political cartoons were helpful in making the content seem less daunting - and even funny!
I closed the book feeling like I had the information I need to make my own decisions about what politicians are saying - and why I should care. If YOU care about our democracy and what the federal government does with your money, you should read this book, too.