Friday, September 23, 2011

Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington

Shrinkage. How can I possibly award a three-star rating (recommended) to a book that takes positions opposed to my own on every issue? There’s one clear reason: given Rick Perry’s high poll ratings, any citizen wanting to understand how he approaches political issues will learn a lot from reading his book titled, Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington. If Perry wins the White House, this book warns readers to expect not just minor changes in spending around the edges, but radical transformation, assuming a supportive Congress and Supreme Court. Perry has found little of value from Washington since sometime in the 19th century. Everything from the federal income tax, through the New Deal and the Great Society represent unwarranted federal intrusions into our lives, according to Perry. Republicans and Democrats both come under fire from Perry for expanding spending and for allowing the federal government to take on activities and roles beyond his interpretation of the Constitution. His goal would be to return most decisions from the centralized federal government to the states, where he feels decisions made closer to the governed will best reflect what people want. Whether you agree or disagree with Perry, reading this book can help citizens understand his version of America and the role of the federal government.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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