Thursday, September 15, 2011
Threshold Editions will publish THE PEOPLE’S MONEY by Scott Rasmussen, one of the nation’s most recognized and respected public opinion pollsters, in January 2012. News of the acquisition was announced by Louise Burke, Executive Vice President and Publisher.
For decades, American voters have elected candidates who promised to reduce government taxes and spending, but government spending has gone up every single year since 1954. Voters don’t understand how this has happened, but recognize that the result is a massive budget deficit that threatens to pass the burdens on to future generations. Politicians blame voters and claim that there is no public support for specific spending cuts. Here, Scott Rasmussen shows that claim to be a lie.
A careful and comprehensive review of history, budgetary documents, and public opinion data shows that voters are far more willing than their politicians to make the hard choices needed to reduce federal spending. THE PEOPLE’S MONEY demonstrates how the American people are the solution to budget issues, rather than the problem, and shows specific proposals supported by a majority of voters that would balance the budget, completely eliminate the federal debt, and prepare the nation for the twenty-first century.
Said Louise Burke, “With the upcoming election year, anything pertaining to the economy is in sharp focus. In his book, Scott Rasmussen places himself at the center of the national debate on taxes, the deficit, and federal spending, and Threshold Editions is proud to be publishing this timely analysis of key issues.”
“The budget crisis today is merely the symptom of a much larger problem, a Political Class intent on pursuing its own agenda rather than representing the American people,” Rasmussen said. “The solution is to change government policy so that it reflects underlying voter attitudes and preferences. I am pleased to be working with Threshold Editions on this project.”
Scott Rasmussen founded Rasmussen Reports, LLC in 2003 as a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion polling information. Rasmussen Reports provides in-depth data, news coverage and commentary on political, business, economic and lifestyle topics at RasmussenReports.com , America’s most visited public opinion polling site. A political analyst and sought-after speaker, he is also the author of Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System and In Search of Self-Governance .
World rights were acquired from Frank Breeden at Premiere Authors.
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