Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2010
John F. Groom (http://www.johnfgroom.com/products-page/e-books/the-1-8-billion-dollar-man/), a distinguished author and media analyst, announces the debut of his newest book: The $1.8 Billion Dollar Man. The book catalogues the 23 categories responsible for the $1.8 billion cost of the Obama White House, making this administration the most expensive presidency in history. This non-partisan analysis includes Groom's overview of everything from the president's salary to the cost of operating Air Force One to running the Vice President's office to maintaining Camp David to financing the resources that symbolize this presidency. Readers can learn more about The $1.8 Billion Dollar Man at http://www.taxpayertreasurehunt.com, where Groom dissects these figures alongside a variety of complementary news sources.
"The $1.8 Billion Dollar Man is a metaphor for the broader economic crisis confronting the federal government. This challenge to the nation's fiscal safety is both real and symbolic, since the presidency is more than sum of its parts: it represents the power of the United States, at home and abroad, and these costs - while small in comparison to the overall budget - are a warning sign about the White House's excessive spending. For example: this administration spends $250,000 on flowers, another quarter-million on a cancelled Valentine's Day trip and then $1,000,000 on 'Unanticipated Needs' that no one can even describe. On top of these things, the White House spends nearly $155 million on 'Special Missions' that also warrant further inspection. The $1.8 Billion Dollar Man is an opportunity for taxpayers to get the facts about the growth in spending throughout our government.
"The $1.8 Billion Dollar Man presents this data in an intelligible and thoroughly documented fashion. The book takes readers on a sobering tour of the economic price of maintaining this sort of presidency. I welcome the opportunity for citizens of all political beliefs to purchase The $1.8 Billion Dollar Man, so they can further the debate about the innovative ways we can restore the nation's financial health," says John F. Groom.
About John F. Groom
John Groom has been involved in a wide variety of writing and publishing ventures, both in print and online. His freelance articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Builder, Export Today, the Montgomery Sentinel, and elsewhere. He created the websites Positivepress.com and Theoutrage.com. Groom is the author of the Living Sanely book series, of which the most recent addition is Tragedy to Triumph: 100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks, co-authored with David Noon.
He has also published books by others, such as Official Lies: How Washington Misleads Us, by James T. Bennett and Thomas Dilorenzo. This book examined the communications endeavors of the federal government. Official Lies was reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Orange County Register, and elsewhere. Success magazine purchased an excerpt of the book. C-Span featured the book on their broadcast. The authors were interviewed on scores of radio stations across the United States. Additional information about John F. Groom is available at http://www.attitudemedia.com