Joesph DioGuardi:Unaccountable Congress: It Doesn't Add Up
Joe DioGuardi is one of the real heroes in the War on Waste. In this book Joe reads the riot act over how our lawyer-filled Congress mismanages your money and 'cooks' our national books, using numbers like a drunk uses a lamp post - for support rather than illumination. --J. Peter Grace, Chairman, Citizens Against Public Waste
Joe DioGuardi has written a courageous and practical book about the phony budgeting process Congress uses to sustain its financial profligacy. He has both a keen understanding of its accounting gimmickry and some excellent suggestions about how to straighten out our budgetary tangle. --William E. Simon, Former Secretary of the Treasury
DioGuardi has the experience and know-how to expose dishonesty and gimmickry in the federal budget. In this concise, easy-to-read volume, he cuts through the budgetary jargon and offers common sense recommendations to capture a budget that's out of control. --James C. Miller III, Chairman, Citizens for a Sound Economy
When Joe DioGuardi ran for Congress in 1984, he didn't fashion himself a modern-day prophet. But after two terms in Congress, DioGuardi had learned enough about Congress' budgeting, accounting, and reporting gimmicks to predict the 2008 national financial crisis and today's spiraling national debt. To sound the alarm, he penned the book Unaccountable Congress: It Doesn't Add Up (1992), which he has recently updated in this new edition. DioGuardi, who founded the non-profit organization Truth In Government in 1989 to educate Americans about Congress' unaccountability and profligate spending decided to update the book after the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis, the battle over health care reform, the passage of new stimulus bills, and the seemingly endless increases in the national debt ceiling. The new edition traces events since 1992 that directly contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, and includes his new commentary on America's financial condition.