The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics

Major Garrett and Timothy J. Penny

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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

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THE FIRST LIE THE ABORTION DEBATE MATTERS
THE TITLE OF this chapter is intentionally inflammatory.
We apologize to anyone on either side of the abortion debate whom we’ve offended, or who believes we’ve been flippant or cruel.
We’re not suggesting that Americans who are pro-choice or pro-life are irrelevant to the ultimate decision the nation reaches on the question of abortion rights. Clearly they are important voices, and their interest and dedication to their beliefs are commendable. Would that other issues in America attracted similar passion.

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"A self-defense manual for voters." -- Pioneer Press

"Calmly reasoned...The authors write with knowledge about the political process, and with authority." -- The Indianapolis Star

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Major Garrett and Timothy J. Penny

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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The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics
Major Garrett and Timothy J. Penny

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St. Martin's Press
August 1998
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ISBN: 9780312246020
ISBN10: 0312246021
240 pages
$7.99
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