The greatest threat to our future comes not from any foreign power but from the elected leaders in Washington who refuse to make the hard choice necessary to put our nation on a sustainable fiscal course. Senator Tom Coburn tells the fascinating, maddening, and vital story of how we got to this point of crisis, and how we can escape.
Long before our recent economic downturn, politicians in Washington knew America was going bankrupt. Yet, even after several so-called change elections, our government has continued to be paralyzed in the face of obvious danger. Using behind-the-scenes examples, Senator Tom Coburn explains why Washington resists change so fiercely and lays out controversial but common-sense solutions that will secure our future.
At a time when millions of Americans are speculating about what is broken in Washington, this book will be a candid, thoughtful, and non-partisan expose of the real problems inside our government. Coburn challenges the conventional wisdom about what is wrong with Washington - lobbyists, gridlock, and obstructionism - and places the responsibility where it truly belongs: on members of Congress in both parties who dont want to let go of the perks associated with borrowing and spending beyond our means, even if that means jeopardizing our future in the process.