Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You

Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You

by Iain Murray
     
 

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • Before Obama’s election, only one employee at the Federal Department of Transportation earned $170,000 or more; a year later, nearly 1,700 did
  • The average Federal worker is paid double what his private sector counterpart earns
  • One city administrator was paid $800,000 a year—and wrote himself a
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DID YOU KNOW?

  • Before Obama’s election, only one employee at the Federal Department of Transportation earned $170,000 or more; a year later, nearly 1,700 did
  • The average Federal worker is paid double what his private sector counterpart earns
  • One city administrator was paid $800,000 a year—and wrote himself a pension plan paying $1 million a year
  • Los Angeles spent $111 million in stimulus money—to create 55 jobs
  • And there’s so much more...

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“Where do all your hard-earned tax dollars go? You don’t know the half of it! . . . This must read manual takes you on a maddening tour that starts at Al Gore’s mansion, winds through the ever-expanding empire of Nanny State busybodies in Washington, and dives into bloated municipal payrolls from the Big Apple to Bell, California. Murray outlines imperative reforms to rein in these new robber barons. If you believe public servants should serve the public and not themselves, get this book.”
—Michelle Malkin, Fox News Contributor and author of Culture of Corruption

“A powerful government, the liberal myth goes, places a check on special interests and provides a counterbalance to the power of the wealthy. In truth, government growth instead creates a new class of Robber Barons—handsomely paid ‘public servants’ who soon monetize that service to become obscenely paid revolving-door lobbyists and ‘consultants.’ Recovered bureaucrat Iain Murray paints the unseemly picture of ‘our new leisure class’ in vivid—and often rage-inducing—detail.”
—Tim Carney, author of Obamanomics and Senior Political Columnist, The Washington Examiner

“Iain Murray eviscerates what he calls the new robber barons, the great empire-builders of the public sector. It is a story of greed, arrogance, and power that would make even a domineering nineteenth-century industrialist blush. This isn’t just a smart and entertaining take-down, but a call to action.”
—Rich Lowry, editor of National Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596981539
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
07/11/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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