Sunday, July 29, 2007

ABC 20/20 - John Stossel Goes to Washington

John Stossel goes to Washington and turns the idea of "consumer reporting" on government itself. We are all consumers of government services, so why not ask if things can be done better? Stossel starts by taking a look at taxes and learns Americans pay more in taxes than in food, clothing and shelter combined.

His investigation finds some federal programs have trouble even keeping track of their funds, much less spending them wisely. How can students make sense of government spending and special interest influence on policies and priorities?

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