Annual Report of the United States of America, 1998 Edition

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9780070067080: Annual Report of the United States of America, 1998 Edition

The 1998 edition of this highly praised resource treats the United States as if it were a corporation, and gives us--the shareholders (otherwise known as taxpayers)--the annual report that we're entitled to, but don't get. Packed with startling data guranteed to spark debate, this completely updated edition provides a detailed and always compelling account of where America stands on a wide range of issues, from AIDS research to the national deficit.

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".,.a new bible for deficit hawks." - Boston Globe. "...a plainspeaking guide to where America's tax dollars go." - Harper Bazaar. "...cuts through federal budgetspeak." - People Magazine. "If the government tried to do it, it would take two years, cost $10 million, and you couldn't read it." - Ross Perot. As taxpayers, we are all truly "shareholders" in the U.S. government. But while corporate stockholders receive annual reports in order to track their investments, we American citizens are kept in the dark. This comprehensive guide - completely updated for 1998 - tracks every cent of every government expenditure of the past year. Cutting through the murkiness of federal budget "speak" - with explanations and accompanying charts, graphs, and photos - Meredith Bagby chronicles the cost of everything from education to the national defense, and covers the issues you need to know about as an informed citizen, including: Why government debt affects you personally; The truth about the future of Social Security, Medicare; Who really owns corporate America; The ongoing economic issues surrounding race and ethnicity; America's vital signs: the stock market, inflation, unemployment. through federal budgetspeak.

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