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The New New Deal

The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era
Grunwald, Michael, 1970- (Book - 2012 )
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An award-winning Times senior correspondent reveals lesser-known aspects of the stimulus bill while explaining how the Obama administration's progressive steps have prevented an imminent depression while supporting clean energy, health care, education reform and other positive agendas. 75,000 first printing.

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Reveals lesser-known aspects of the stimulus bill while explaining how the Obama administration's progressive steps have prevented an imminent depression while supporting clean energy, health care, education reform, and other positive agendas.

Simon and Schuster
In a riveting account based on new documents and interviews with more than 400 sources on both sides of the aisle, award-winning reporter Michael Grunwald reveals the vivid story behind President Obama’s $800 billion stimulus bill, one of the most important and least understood pieces of legislation in the history of the country. Grunwald’s meticulous reporting shows how the stimulus, though reviled on the right and the left, helped prevent a depression while jump-starting the president’s agenda for lasting change. As ambitious and far-reaching as FDR’s New Deal, the Recovery Act is a down payment on the nation’s economic and environmental future, the purest distillation of change in the Obama era.

The stimulus has launched a transition to a clean-energy economy, doubled our renewable power, and financed unprecedented investments in energy efficiency, a smarter grid, electric cars, advanced biofuels, and green manufacturing. It is computerizing America’s pen-and-paper medical system. Its Race to the Top is the boldest education reform in U.S. history. It has put in place the biggest middle-class tax cuts in a generation, the largest research investments ever, and the most extensive infrastructure investments since Eisenhower’s interstate highway system. It includes the largest expansion of antipoverty programs since the Great Society, lifting millions of Americans above the poverty line, reducing homelessness, and modernizing unemployment insurance. Like the first New Deal, Obama’s stimulus has created legacies that last: the world’s largest wind and solar projects, a new battery industry, a fledgling high-speed rail network, and the world’s highest-speed Internet network.

Michael Grunwald goes behind the scenes—sitting in on cabinet meetings, as well as recounting the secret strategy sessions where Republicans devised their resistance to Obama—to show how the stimulus was born, how it fueled a resurgence on the right, and how it is changing America. The New New Deal shatters the conventional Washington narrative and it will redefine the way Obama’s first term is perceived.

Authors: Grunwald, Michael, 1970-
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Grunwald
Title: The new New Deal
the hidden story of change in the Obama era
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Characteristics: viii, 518 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Things that never were
The campaign for change. A man with a plan ; The four pillars ; The collapse ; "We were staring into the abyss"
Making change. Ready before Day One ; The moment ; The Party of No ; "Wow. We can actually do it" ; Shirts and skins ; From zero to sixty ; Done deal
Change in action. Ready or not ; Tea leaves ; Change is hard ; Gas versus brakes ; Green new world ; Political recovery ; Not quite done ; The legacy
The choice
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government 2009- United States Economic conditions 2009- United States Economic policy 2009- Obama, Barack
LCCN: 2012016458
ISBN: 9781451642322
1451642326
9781451642339
1451642334
Branch Call Number: 973.932 G
Research Call Number: Sc E 12-1051
JFE 12-5705
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