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Our Government is Broke Paperback – May 30, 2013
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I was seeking a reference source that could cut through all of the confusing and slanted propaganda that is being thrown at us in sound bites from both the democrat and republican politicians to say nothing of the media, news commentators and talk show hosts. The democrats and republicans seem to be at polar extremes in their interpretation of our current and future economic health and well-being. Democrats like to spend and claim there is nothing to worry about while republicans paint a picture of the entire country going broke. I really wanted to find a source that I could trust to cut through the morass of filtered talking points.
I am excited to recommend this guide as the "holy grail" of simple-to-understand and concise information that is critical to the understanding of what has happened to this country economically and more importantly, what will happen in the future if immediate steps are not taken to remedy the economic mess that our elected officials have put us in. Mr. Hess has successfully condensed a huge amount of data into easy-to-read and understand facts that is a must read for any patriotic citizen who is truly concerned about the well-being of our country. Because of this guide I have become committed to become more actively involved to hopefully influence our politicians in an effort to save the ship from sinking.
If you've wondered what's going on with the economy, Washington and that mysterious thing called the Fed this book gives an easy-to-understand description in layman's terms. Then it proposes a simple solution to get our economy back on track to full employment and a government surplus to pay down the debt.
One of the things that shocked me most in this book was seeing one page how Federal spending DOUBLED from 2001 to 2012. I knew spending was out of control, but putting it all on one page made it clear that something has to change.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand why the economy is struggling, why unemployment is high and what could be done to fix the problem.