A comprehensive resource on what every American should know about how our government raises and spends our tax dollars" From history of the budget process to detail about the ongoing conflict in Washington, from charts explaining where every federal dollar goes to simple explanations of budget terminology, this book covers it all. "A PeopleOCOs Guide to the Federal Budget"A comprehensive resource on what every American should know about how our government raises and spends our tax dollars" From history of the budget process to detail about the ongoing conflict in Washington, from charts explaining where every federal dollar goes to simple explanations of budget terminology, this book covers it all. "A PeopleOCOs Guide to the Federal Budget" is for every American who wants to understand and participate in a process that affects all of us. It serves as a foundation for the novice reader, a reference tool for a more advanced audience, and is perfect for high school and college classroom use. Released to coincide with the fiscal year 2013 budget process and the 2012 presidential election, this guide includes up-to-the-minute numbers and explanation of President Obama's 2013 budget request. Ideally, the federal budget is a reflection of our values and our vision for the role of our government. The $3.7 trillion the government is planning to spend this year is mostly our money. We contribute about 60 percent of the governmentOCOs total revenues each year (not including borrowing) through individual income taxes and payroll deductions for such things as Social Security and Medicare. This means we are all stakeholders in the governmentOCOs decisions about how this money will be spent. Understanding the federal budget is essential. Our elected representatives in Washington make choices that impact not just us, but our children, and our childrenOCOs children. We need to be in this debate, and be in it for the long haul, if we are to build the kind of government, and the kind of nation, that truly reflects our values. ...
|Title||:||A People's Guide to the Federal Budget|
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A People's Guide to the Federal Budget Reviews
Great short book to help anyone understand the U.S. federal budget. I read it as background info for a project I was doing with my high school seniors. The accompanying website is great and has all the current updates as this is a topic that changes frequently! The book gives more in-depth explanations and background info. Highly recommended for anyone who would like to understand how the budget is decided. Well-written in plain English for those of us who don't work in Washington.
The book is a very easy read, designed to help any manner of folk understand the United States federal budget process. Not only does it look through the budget process, it uses fiscal years 2012 and 2013 as a guide for showing how the background of the federal budget process translates to reality. I'd recommend for anyone who is interested in the ins and outs of the budget as well as those looking to further their opinion on the issues relating to federal spending.
Like the book Reproductive Politics, this is a guide that provides definitions and timelines. This presents the multitude of sides on budget issues and provides data up to 2011 and the projections for the future. As it was published in 2012, it discusses the possibility of sequester but not the implementation. Well worth the effort despite one's political views and ends with the plea for citizens (i still use the term) to be informed and be in contact with those who make the laws.
Not bad for what it is. The authors were definitely aiming for a basic guide that would be accessible to all readers and would be nonpartisan. This appears to conform to the eighth-grade reading level, and has a lot of pedagogical features that you'd seen in a textbook, so it comes across as pretty juvenile, and sacrifices a lot of detail. But as a basic overview, it's not bad.
Great introduction to the federal budget. I'm working in Washington this semester, and I found this book really helpful. It was easy enough to understand, but not so simple to be boring. I also liked how the authors discussed what's happening to the budget today.
A tremendous public service … takes the federal government's ostensibly impenetrable budget process, opens it up and illuminates it simply and succinctly.