The Price of Politics

The Price of Politics

Bob Woodward

See how and why Washington isn't really functioning.

Bob Woodward’s freshly pronounced, thirty-five-page Afterword to his nationwide bestseller, The fee of Politics, offers a close, usually verbatim account of what occurred within the dramatic “fiscal cliff” face-off on the finish of 2012 among President Obama and the Republicans.

Now it’s taking place back. In fall 2013, Washington faces a brand new around of price range and financial wars which could derail the yankee and worldwide economies.

“We are basically a blockading majority,” acknowledged Michael Sommers, Speaker John Boehner’s leader of employees, summarizing the home Republican position.

It was once the land of no-compromise:

On health and wellbeing care cuts over ten years, Boehner recommended to Obama, you're $400 billion, I’m at $600 billion. “Can we cut up the adaptation the following? do we land at $500 billion?”

“Four hundred billion is it,” Obama answered. “I simply can’t see how we pass any more on that.”

After making $120 billion in different concessions, Obama pleaded with Boehner, “What is it concerning the politics?”
“My men simply aren’t there,” Boehner replied.
“We are $150 billion off, guy. I don’t get it. There’s whatever I don’t get.”

The rate of Politics chronicles the interior tale of the way President Obama and the U.S. Congress attempted, and failed, to revive the yankee financial system and set it on a direction to economic balance. Woodward pierces the secretive global of Washington policymaking once more, with a close-up tale made from assembly notes, files, operating papers, and interviews with key avid gamers, together with President Obama and residence Speaker John Boehner. Woodward lays naked the damaged dating among President Obama and the Congress.

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