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Red ink : inside the high-stakes politics of the federal budget

by Wessel, David.

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David Wessel, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter, columnist, and bestselling author of In Fed We Trust, dissects the federal budget: a topic that is fiercely debated today in the halls of Congress and the media, and yet is misunderstood by the American public. Now a New York Times bestseller. In a... Full description

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Summary: David Wessel, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter, columnist, and bestselling author of In Fed We Trust, dissects the federal budget: a topic that is fiercely debated today in the halls of Congress and the media, and yet is misunderstood by the American public. Now a New York Times bestseller. In a sweeping narrative about the people and the politics behind the budget, Wessel looks at the 2011 fiscal year (which ended September 30) to see where all the money was actually spent, and why the budget process has grown wildly out of control. Through the eyes of key people--Jacob Lew, White House director of the Office of Management and Budget; Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office; Blackstone founder and former Commerce Secretary Pete Peterson; and more--Wessel gives readers an inside look at the making of our unsustainable budget. From the Hardcover edition.
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ISBN: 9780770436155
Author Notes: David Wessel is the economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and writes the weekly Capital column. He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, one for Boston Globe stories in 1983 (on the persistence of racism in Boston) and the other for stories in The Wall Street Journal in 2002. He speaks frequently on National Public Radio and is a regular on PBS's Washington Week.

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