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Author Bittle, Scott.
Title Where does the money go? : your guided tour to the federal budget crisis / Scott Bittle & Jean Johnson.
Imprint New York : Collins, 2008.
Edition 1st ed.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HJ2052 .B58 2008    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HJ2052 .B58 2008    AVAILABLE  
Author Bittle, Scott.
Subject Budget deficits -- United States.
Public welfare -- United States -- Finance.
Budget -- United States.
United States -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Alt Name Johnson, Jean.
Description xiv, 320 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Edition 1st ed.
Contents The six points you need to know to understand the federal budget debate -- So what's the worst that could happen? -- A little clarification is in order -- Money comes ... (or the tax tour) -- And money goes -- Social security and medicare -- and why closing the deficit isn't enough -- If you think social security is bad, wait 'til you meet medicare -- Do we really have to throw granny out on the street? -- Waste not, want not? -- The liberals and the conservatives (or, so you'd think ...) -- Politics as usual -- Has K Street become Washington's main street? -- 2010 -- the high noon of budget politics -- Tackling the long-term budget problem one bite at a time -- The OK if you're so smart worksheet -- The "where does the money go" voter protection kit -- The last word: six realities we need to accept to solve the budget -- Problem -- Appendix: Places to go, people to meet.
Summary A layperson's guide to how government financial decisions affect one's retirement, health-care, mortgage, and other concerns explains how decision makers are influencing tax allocations and the federal deficit.
ISBN 9780061241871
0061241873
OCLC # 152580732