Red Ink

Red Ink

Inside the High-stakes Politics of the Federal Budget

Book - 2012
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Presents a narrative analysis of the federal budget that reveals how funds were actually spent in 2011, evaluating the roles of such contributors as Jacob Lew, Douglas Elmendorf, and Pete Peterson.
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780770436148
0770436145
Branch Call Number: 336.73 WES 2012
Characteristics: 204 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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StarGladiator
Apr 20, 2014

Oh, wow, people, Wessel [who claims on NPR there is some sort of government agency which miraculously tracks every American who is, and is not, looking for employment] looks through the eyes of ??? key people ??? like Jacob Lew, who was unable to pay off his mortgage loans while employed at NYU, so they paid them off for him [no doubt for ending the collective bargaining rights of grad students there], and who received his bonuses at Citi through TARP bailout funds, i.e., taxpayer monies; and Pete Peterson, who has done more harm to the American tax base, through all that private equity leveraged buyouts, destroying companies, employment, asset stripping and dramatically increasing debt, than the next 1,000 Wall Streeters combined!

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binational
Sep 10, 2012

If you want an uncontroversial statement of pure conventional wisdom à la Wall Street Journal, this one is for you. I learned nothing from it.

mnack Sep 06, 2012

A 'must read' for anyone interested in getting past the partisan dialogue about our economic situation to learn where we really are.

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