The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Aug 15, 1998 - Political Science - 240 pages

In the world of politics, it's hard to separate the truth from the lies. In this strongly argued but nonpartisan book, Major Garrett and Timothy J. Penny draw on their combined decades of experience watching government work to illuminate the deceptions and delusions to which we as citizens are subjected every election season. Here are some of the lies:

Tax Cuts Are Good
Social Security Is a Sacred Government Trust
Medicare Works
Money Buys Elections
Republicans Believe in Smaller Government
Democrats Are Compassionate

 

Contents

Political Lies A SelfDefense Manual
1
The Abortion Debate Matters
12
Gun Control Reduces Crime
31
Religion and Politics Dont Mix
46
Immigration Hurts America
60
All Politicians Are Corrupt
75
Money Buys Elections
92
Fat Cats Are the Problem
113
Social Security Is a Sacred Government Trust
146
Medicare Works
160
Tax Cuts Are Good
174
EducationMore Money Equals Better Results
184
The EnvironmentIts Mother Earth or Mother Lode
198
Republicans Believe in Smaller Government
212
Democrats Are Compassionate
220
Copyright

The Budget Will Be Balanced by the Year 2002
132

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About the author (1998)

Major Garrett is the congressional correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. He has appeared on such television programs as Hardball with Chris Mathews, CNN's Crossfire, and The Today Show.

Former congressman Timothy J. Penny, now a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute and policy chair of the budget watchdog group Concord Coalition, lives in Waseca, Minnesota. Their previous book was Common Cents.

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