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Posted November 21, 2008
I enjoyed the opportunity to purchase this book at an event in David Obey's district one year ago where he also signed the book. I found this book to not be a quick read. I read it for a while, put it down, came back to it, and eventually finished it. In some ways it is like a political science textbook. I've gained a much deeper understanding of the role of raw politics in formulating public policy. I also learned how thoughtful, progressive and strong members of Congress such as David Obey can make a difference for the better. <BR/>The information in this book could lead one to develop a pessismistic view as to whether the elected Congress as a whole will be able to come out from under the thumb of lobbyists and corporate special interests who command too much influence. It was appalling yet fascinating to learn the details of corporate control of the political agenda when Republicans controlled the Congress and the White House.<BR/>Hopefully the situation will be transformed for the better starting January 20, 2009 with President Obama taking charge. Time will tell.<BR/>- John La Fave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin<BR/>Former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1993-2003<BR/>Currently the elected Register of Deeds of Milwaukee CountyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 8, 2011
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