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The Resource Full faith and credit : the national debt, spending, taxes, and the bankrupting of America, by Alan Axelrod ; featuring editorial cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Full faith and credit : the national debt, spending, taxes, and the bankrupting of America, by Alan Axelrod ; featuring editorial cartoons by Michael Ramirez

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Full faith and credit : the national debt, spending, taxes, and the bankrupting of America
Title
Full faith and credit
Title remainder
the national debt, spending, taxes, and the bankrupting of America
Statement of responsibility
by Alan Axelrod ; featuring editorial cartoons by Michael Ramirez
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
What is the national debt? Who loses from it? Who profits from it? Why is it a greater threat to America than international terrorism? In direct, non-partisan language, this book follows the money and finds the answers. Conservative, Liberal, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Socialist . . . Each has a laundry list for America on which the slow-motion cataclysm of unsustainable national debt is but a lonely bullet point among dozens of others. Full Faith and Credit zooms in on that point, liberates it from partisan programs and political orientations, expands it, explores it, and explains it. The book examines key dimensions of our national lifefrom a military-industrial complex more menacing than even Eisenhower could have imagined to a Tower of Babel tax code that covertly translates taxes into secret subsidies. With the aim of converting bystanders into informed advocates of change, Full Faith and Credit is rich with eye-opening data, surprising case studies, and you-can t-make-this-stuff-up examples: For every official the United States public has elected, its government supports 5000 unelected employees. $1 billion is the cost to destroy $16 billion in ammunition unneeded by the U.S. military. $20,973,890,000 is the total taxpayer cost to the Treasury of gambling losses deducted by millionaires. With easy-to-follow graphs and charts, as well as 20 uproarious full-color editorial cartoons drawn from the prior work of Pulitzer Prizewinning artist Michael Ramirez, Full Faith and Credit locates the tipping point of the $19.4 trillion (and counting) national debt crisis and offers ideas on how to fix it
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DLC
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1952-
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Axelrod, Alan
Dewey number
336.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Ramirez, Michael
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  • Debts, Public
  • Fiscal policy
  • Government spending policy
  • United States
  • United States
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Full faith and credit : the national debt, spending, taxes, and the bankrupting of America, by Alan Axelrod ; featuring editorial cartoons by Michael Ramirez
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn959667300
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
496 pages
Isbn
9780789212832
Lccn
2016037687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959667300
Label
Full faith and credit : the national debt, spending, taxes, and the bankrupting of America, by Alan Axelrod ; featuring editorial cartoons by Michael Ramirez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn959667300
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
496 pages
Isbn
9780789212832
Lccn
2016037687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959667300

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