Thats the title of a new book by Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele, which I highly recommend. If youd like to learn more, check out this story from NPR. Youll also find a link to a podcast of their interview on NPRs Morning Edition.
These are not exact quotes, but here are a few tidbits I remember from their interview. If you fired all federal employees, youd only cut the annual deficit in half. From a budget standpoint, the US is a military with health benefits.
I believe the book illustrates the true problems facing our nation. As youll see, these problems go well beyond the usual stupifying rhetoric about tax rates and the size of government.
Of course, I also recommend my own book: The Teapublican Book of Lies available at Amazon and other on-line bookstores.