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Title A people's guide to the federal budget / National Priorities Project ; written by Mattea Kramer ... [et al.] ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich ; afterword by Josh Silver.

Imprint Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  352.4973 P39g 2012    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  352.4973 Peo    ---  Available
Description xv, 219 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A key to a people's guide -- Federal spending categories / foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich -- Why should you care about the federal budget? -- The big picture -- A brief history of the federal budget -- Who decides the federal budget? -- Where does the money come from? -- Where does the money go? -- The federal debt -- The president's 2013 budget request -- Take action -- Appendix: For educators -- Appendix: Federal spending at the state level -- Acknowledgments -- Guest contributors -- About npp -- Resources -- Glossary -- List of figures -- List of extras -- List of learn to fish -- List of did you knows.
Summary 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 about the federal budget also covers up-to-the-minute numbers and an explanation of President Obamas 2013 budget request.
Subject Budget -- United States.
Government spending policy -- United States.
Budget deficits -- United States.
Fiscal policy -- United States.
Added Author Kramer, Mattea.
ISBN 9781566568876 (pbk.)
1566568870 (pbk.)

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