By Bob Woodward
See how and why Washington isn't really functioning.
Bob Woodward’s freshly said, thirty-five-page Afterword to his nationwide bestseller, the cost of Politics, offers an in depth, frequently verbatim account of what occurred within the dramatic “fiscal cliff” face-off on the finish of 2012 among President Obama and the Republicans.
Now it’s occurring back. In fall 2013, Washington faces a brand new around of price range and monetary wars which can derail the yankee and worldwide economies.
“We are essentially a blocking off majority,” acknowledged Michael Sommers, Speaker John Boehner’s leader of employees, summarizing the home Republican position.
It was once the land of no-compromise:
On wellbeing and fitness care cuts over ten years, Boehner instructed to Obama, you're $400 billion, I’m at $600 billion. “Can we break up the variation right here? do we land at $500 billion?”
“Four hundred billion is it,” Obama spoke back. “I simply can’t see how we cross from now on on that.”
After making $120 billion in different concessions, Obama pleaded with Boehner, “What is it concerning the politics?”
“My men simply aren’t there,” Boehner replied.
“We are $150 billion off, guy. I don’t get it. There’s anything I don’t get.”
The expense of Politics chronicles the interior tale of the way President Obama and the U.S. Congress attempted, and failed, to revive the yankee economic climate and set it on a direction to financial balance. Woodward pierces the secretive international of Washington policymaking once more, with a close-up tale made from assembly notes, files, operating papers, and interviews with key avid gamers, together with President Obama and residence Speaker John Boehner. Woodward lays naked the damaged dating among President Obama and the Congress.
“A hugely distinct dissection of the debt-limit negotiations. … A impressive fulfillment. …Woodward, being Woodward, digs deeper and attracts extra out of the protagonists than an individual else has.” —Jeff Shesol, The Washington Post
"Groundbreaking" —David Gregory, NBC's Meet the Press
"Takes us contained in the room as soon as again." —Charlie Rose
"Fabulous ebook and nice reporting." —Norah O'Donnell, CBS This Morning
“Bob Woodward, in attribute type, does his opponents one larger by way of filling in blanks and offering even finer detail.” —Miranda eco-friendly, The day-by-day Beast
"A ebook everyone seems to be conversing about." —Diane Sawyer, ABC
"A very revealing, insightful book." —Sean Hannity, Fox information, "Hannity"
"Required Reading" —Elizabeth Titus, Politico
“Almost each bookshelf within the U.S. capital holds a skinny quantity known as thirteen Days, Robert F. Kennedy’s account of the Cuban Missile drawback. Memo to Washington: Make room on these cabinets for Bob Woodward’s most modern behind-the-scenes e-book, the cost of Politics, which would to boot were known as forty four Days. the center-piece is a riveting account of the tedious negotiations to arrive a ‘grand bargain’ at the federal budget.” —David M. Shirbman, Bloomberg Businessweek