The Elephants' Graveyard: A Guide for Getting and Keeping Your Welfare Entitlements:

The Elephants' Graveyard: A Guide for Getting and Keeping Your Welfare Entitlements:

by Joseph Waltenbaugh

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Overview

Exposing the dark secrets of welfare abuse ... or a handbook for living life on the dole?

An insider's look at the inherent flaws of the American welfare system. Written as an irreverent critique in the form of a "how to" or "self-help" guide, it lays bare the techniques and motivations of the entitlement subculture, and it skewers all the sacred welfare cows ... and elephants. No preaching, just some disturbing truths sandwiched in among the humorous stories and unique characters written by someone with thirty-two years of experience in the field of public welfare.

"The Department of Public Welfare is like an enormous elephant lumbering along step by step. It moves at its own pace and goes where it wants to go, slowing plodding straight ahead or veering left or right on a whim. It is ugly and grotesque, and no one likes it. Everyone wants something done about it, but no one can slow it down; It is simply too big. No one can change its course or make it go where it doesn't want it to go. And, most assuredly, no one can stop it."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078701198
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 01/17/2013
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Joseph K. Waltenbaugh worked within the bureaucracy of state government for thirty-two years, beginning at one of the lowest levels in a county office and advancing to finish as the director of one of the regional offices in the Bureau of Program Evaluation. He also spent several years adjudicating cases for three state departments as an administrative law judge in the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals. He used his professional and personal insights into the culture of government dependency along with his interaction with some unique individuals and unusual situations to author the book "The Elephants' Graveyard: A Guide for Getting and Keeping Your Welfare Entitlements" (www.TheElephantsGraveyard.net).

He shares his political and creative writing at the website www.waltenbaugh.net and his sailing knowledge and experience at the website www.bananawind.us. He is also the author of "Legend: An OBX Novel" (www.LegendOBX.com) and "Jamaican Farewell" (www.JamaicanFarewell.com).

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