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Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer

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As their infatuation with President Obama fades, millions of Americans anxiously ask, Is this the change we were waiting for? The current administration represents change, for sure, Steven Malanga argues - a momentous transformation of the fundamental structure of American politics. A self-interested coalition of public-sector unions and government-financed community activ ...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published October 16th 2010 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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John Ulrich
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
If you don't understand just how detrimental public sector unions and the welfare mindset can be and how they can cripple the economy and progress, you need to read these 166 pages. Malanga explores public unions, the need for entitlement reform, and how the left has perverted the intent of welfare which was a social program for widows and orphans into something that has created a government-dependent lower-class. It actually is quite enraging to read the statistics and then read in the current ...more
Jeff Raymond
On one hand, this is an important introduction to some of the real government problems we're running into. The only problem is that this is the type of book that only someone who's aware of these issues will pick up.

There's not much to say about it that the title doesn't give away - the book is 170 pages or so of descriptions of the way the taxpayers in the United States are largely getting shafted by the system, with some solutions sprinkled in along the way. That's about it.

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