Payment Due: A Nation In Debt, A Generation In Trouble, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Payment Due

A Nation In Debt, A Generation In Trouble, 1st Edition

By Timothy J Penny, Steve Schier


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The generational wars are about to begin: competing for entitlements, wrestling over taxes, dancing around the deficit. Today's children and grandchildren are tomorrow's taxpayers and social fabric. The authors of Payment Due contend that we are setting those children up for economic disaster.Former Representative Tim Penny (D?Minn.) knows how vola

Table of Contents

1 A Clear and Present Dilemma, 2 Origins of the Dilemma, 3 Politics and Institutions: The Dilemma’s Context, 4 False Starts: Two Failures to Reform, 5 Principles, Solutions, and Leadership

About the Authors

Timothy J. Penny recently retired from the U.S. House of Representatives, where he led the fight for deficit reduction, and is the author- with Major Garrett- of Common Cents (1995). Steven E. Schier, author of A Decade of Deficits (1992), is professor of political science at Carleton College and director of the Carleton in Washington program.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General