Just in time to add fuel to the 2004 elections comes an all-new edition of this widely popular expose of those who feed on the public trough. In the eight years since Take the Rich Off Welfare was first published, the total amount of taxpayers' money going to subsidize corporations and rich individuals has grown from about USD448 billion to over USD800 billion - and the tax payments coming from those flush companies and individuals continues to shrink. In this greatly expanded and updated version, Mark Zepezauer explains how programs once intended to profit the public now benefit only the corporate bottom line. A prolific writer of humorous but cutting analyses of government policy, Zepezauer provides us with tools to expose the political chicanery of current and past administrations.
Mark Zepezauer has worked as a journalist, editor and publisher since 1985. His articles, columns and reviews have appeared in the Village Voice, In These Times and the Arizona Daily Star. Zepezauer also wrote two Real Story books (now published by South End Press): The CIA's Greatest Hits (1994) and the first version of Take the Rich Off Welfare (1996), which have sold over 25,000 and 22,000 copies respectively.