The Resource DC confidential : inside the five tricks of Washington, David Schoenbrod ; with forewords by Governor Howard Dean and Senator Mike Lee ; illustrations by Stephen Fineberg

DC confidential : inside the five tricks of Washington, David Schoenbrod ; with forewords by Governor Howard Dean and Senator Mike Lee ; illustrations by Stephen Fineberg

Label
DC confidential : inside the five tricks of Washington
Title
DC confidential
Title remainder
inside the five tricks of Washington
Statement of responsibility
David Schoenbrod ; with forewords by Governor Howard Dean and Senator Mike Lee ; illustrations by Stephen Fineberg
Title variation
D.C. confidential
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"You think you know why our government in Washington is broken, but you really don't. You think it's broken because politicians curry favor with special interests and activists of the Left or Right. There's something to that and it helps explain why these politicians can't find common ground, but it misses the root cause. A half century ago, elected officials in Congress and the White House figured out a new system for enacting laws and spending programs--one that lets them take credit for promising good news while avoiding blame for government producing bad results. With five key tricks, politicians of both parties now avoid accounting to us for what government actually does to us. While you understand that these politicians seem to pull rabbits out of hats, hardly anyone sees the sleight of hand by which they get away with their tricks. Otherwise, their tricks wouldn't work. DC Confidential exposes the sleights of hand. Once they are brought to light, we can stop the tricks, fix our broken government, and make Washington work for us once again. The book explains the necessary reform and lays out an action plan to put it in place. Stopping the tricks would be a constructive, inclusive response to the anger that Americans from across the political spectrum feel toward what should be our government"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schoenbrod, David
Dewey number
320.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Government accountability
  • Political culture
  • Political corruption
  • Government accountability
  • Political corruption
  • Political culture
  • United States
Label
DC confidential : inside the five tricks of Washington, David Schoenbrod ; with forewords by Governor Howard Dean and Senator Mike Lee ; illustrations by Stephen Fineberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Left and the Right Agree on One Thing: Congress Misrepresents -- How Congress Is Supposed to Work--and Long Did -- When the Five Tricks Began -- Four Tricks of the Legislative Trade--and How They Deceive Us -- The Tricks Harm Us Now -- The Tricks Will Ruin Us Later -- A Trick Even for War--and How It Deceives Us -- The Honest Deal Act -- An Action Plan for Us
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9781594039119
Lccn
2016040156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1552951
  • (OCoLC)954670422
  • 1549438
  • (OCoLC)ocn954670422
  • 1549438
  • 1552951
  • 1552951
Label
DC confidential : inside the five tricks of Washington, David Schoenbrod ; with forewords by Governor Howard Dean and Senator Mike Lee ; illustrations by Stephen Fineberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Left and the Right Agree on One Thing: Congress Misrepresents -- How Congress Is Supposed to Work--and Long Did -- When the Five Tricks Began -- Four Tricks of the Legislative Trade--and How They Deceive Us -- The Tricks Harm Us Now -- The Tricks Will Ruin Us Later -- A Trick Even for War--and How It Deceives Us -- The Honest Deal Act -- An Action Plan for Us
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 236 pages
Isbn
9781594039119
Lccn
2016040156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1552951
  • (OCoLC)954670422
  • 1549438
  • (OCoLC)ocn954670422
  • 1549438
  • 1552951
  • 1552951

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