“Charles Konigsberg has done a great service for American taxpayers--giving all of us a clear, direct and meaningful guide to the $3 trillion of our money that goes to the government to fund programs that shape our daily lives (for better or worse.)  For one used to wading through gobbledygook or impenetrable jargon, the plainspoken, straightforward actual English in this book is especially refreshing. Every American concerned about federal taxing and spending--Democrat, Republican or other, budget analyst or average citizen--should have this book.”
Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar,
American Enterprise Institute  

“This is an extremely useful book--both for those seeking a comprehensible introduction to the complexities of the federal budget and to practitioners needing a quick refresher course.”  Alice M. Rivlin, former Director, Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional Budget Office

Charles Konigsberg, who advised my good friend Pat Moynihan on fiscal policy, explains in clear and concise language why the United States is on a dangerous fiscal path, with entitlement programs, particularly the health care entitlements, growing at an unsustainable rate due to rapidly rising health care costs.”  Bob Kerrey, former Senator from Nebraska and co-chair of the Kerrey-Danforth Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform

“Anyone needing to know how the U.S. government raises and spends $3 trillion each year, will find the answer in Charles Konigberg's indispensable guide to the budget process and its consequences. America's Priorities is a must-have reference for all concerned citizens.”   Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News


With two decades of bipartisan experience in the White House and Senate, Charles S. Konigsberg, who now publishes the Washington Budget Report, explains in clear, nonpartisan language how the U.S. government raises and spends $3 trillion per year. The book provides plain English explanations of major Federal spending programs, Federal taxes, the budget process and the swing from deficits in the 1980s to surpluses in the late 1990s and back to rapidly increasing debt in the current decade.

A broad spectrum of readers will value the book as a vital resource: journalists, political and financial commentators, the government and financial sectors, academia, and voters looking for a nonpartisan explanation of how the President and Congress are prioritizing our public resources.

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