National Suicide: How Washington Is Destroying the American Dream from A to Z

The New York Times bestselling author of The Government Racket is back with a scathing indictment of government waste.

The government of the United States is a juggernaut of mismanagement, malfeasance and incompetence. Despite the strong foundation laid down by the founding fathers, it is headed to extinction.

From the Alternative Minimum Tax to Zip Codes, New York Times bestselling author Martin L. Gross outlines the programs that have exploded financially, the laws that had completely unintended consequences, and the scams perpetrated by legislators intent upon remaining in office no matter what the cost to the nation?and its citizens.

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By Dav (San Francisco, CA) · ★★★★☆ · January 13, 2010
This is a very comprehensive and easy to read analysis of what's wrong with the Federal government (hint: a lot). I don't agree with everything the man writes, but I appreciate his viewpoints. I think he swings too far for my tastes into the anti-environment and racist territory a few times. like... ...more
By Todd (Omaha, NE) · March 20, 2014
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By Buffy (Nashville, TN) · ★★★★★ · October 15, 2009
This book is an incredible eye-opener about the wasteful ways of our government. I want to send one to every senator, congressman and to Pres Obama himself. It's a disgrace what our govt has become and we the citizens are just living in an ignorant bliss and allowing it to continue!!! This book w... ...more
By Frank (Old Hickory, TN) · ★★★☆☆ · April 19, 2010
Though some of the A-Z chapters seem hardly the stuff of National Suicide (K for Katrina Fraud? N for Non-Profits?), the overall message of a government that is too big, out-of-touch, and incredibly wasteful is perfectly clear. Gross clearly identifies many of the problems, and even offers some i... ...more
By Kraig (Avondale Estates, GA) · ★★★★☆ · May 09, 2011
This book lifts the lid from the cesspool that is our current dysfunctional governmental bureaucracy, and the stench is nearly overpowering. Some of the suggested solutions to the problem may not be the best, but this makes it clear that something needs to be done. ...more
By Erin (Colorado Springs, CO) · ★★☆☆☆ · August 22, 2013
The almost smugly cynical tone of the author drove me up a wall at times, but he makes a lot of good points in spite of that. If you want to know just how messed up our federal bureaucracy is, he'll be happy to launch into a speech on it. ...more