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release date: Aug 01, 2017
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Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A thoughtful defense of traditional conservatism and a thorough assault on the way Donald Trump is betraying it.”—David Brooks, in his New York Times column

In a bold act of conscience, Republican Senator Jeff Flake takes his party to task for embracing nationalism, populism, xenophobia, and the anomalous Trump presidency. The book is an urgent call for a return to bedrock conservative principle and a cry to once again put country before party.

 
Dear Reader,
 
I am a conservative.
           
I believe that there are limits to what government can and should do, that there are some problems that government cannot solve, and that human initiative is best when left unfettered, free from government interference or coercion. I believe that these ideas, tested by time, offer the most freedom and best outcomes in the lives of the most people.
           
But today, the American conservative movement has lost its way. Given the state of our politics, it is no exaggeration to say that this is an urgent matter.
           
The Republican party used to play to a broader audience, one that demanded that we accomplish something. But in this era of dysfunction, our primary accomplishment has been constructing the argument that we’re not to blame. We have decided that it is better to build and maintain a majority by using the levers of power rather than the art of persuasion and the battle of ideas. We’ve decided that putting party over country is okay. There are many on both sides of the aisle who think this a good model on which to build a political career—destroying, not building. 
           
And all the while, our country burns, our institutions are undermined, and our values are compromised. We have become so estranged from our principles that we no longer know what principle is.
           
America is not just a collection of transactions. America is also a collection of ideas and values. And these are our values. These are our principles. They are not subject to change, owing to political fashion or cult of personality. I believe that we desperately need to get back to the rigorous, fact-based arguments that made us conservatives in the first place. We need to realize that the stakes are simply too high to remain silent and fall in line.
           
That is why I have written this book and am taking this stand.
 
—Jeff Flake
release date: Jul 19, 2017
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Senator Jeff Flake Presents Wastebook Porkemon Go January 2017
Senator Jeff Flake Presents Wastebook Porkemon Go January 2017 The end of the year brings big promises for a new year and an even bigger pile of bills racked up during the season that has just passed. This is particularly true in our nation’s capital. Within mere days, the national debt will top $20 trillion, the largest amount ever owed by any nation in history, and the federal government’s authority to borrow expires in March. But rather than making a long overdue resolution to be fiscally responsible, the promises from Washington are to spend even more. In Congress, politicians in both parties are pushing to further loosen bipartisan budget caps and revive the corrupt practice of earmarking tax dollars for pork projects. And while the incoming president’s agenda includes $1 trillion for infrastructure, $5 trillion in tax cuts, and nearly $500 billion more for defense, he promises to tackle the deficit by doing what most in Washington have long refused to do-- go after waste, fraud, and abuse in every agency. By stopping unnecessary expenditures, more resources will be freed up for our true national priorities. The U.S. is now paying more than $284 billion just in interest payments on the debt every year. This is more than the amount spent on transportation, education, and the environment combined.
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release date: Nov 30, 2016
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Jurassic Pork: Old Earmarks Have Survived
By all accounts, the earmark ban has been a resounding success. Creating new pork projects as we knew them through the earmarking process is not and has not been permitted. Yet, in one form or another, legacy spending on earmarks, their recipients, or the projects they spawned remains. This is an issue that spans any partisan divide. In some cases, including thousands of transportation earmarks, the original funding amounts reserved for earmarks remain unspent. In other cases, such as some national parks and preferences in the tax code, earmarks were permanently established by Congress. Still others simply evolved and found new sources of sustenance, like grant awards, within the federal budget. This report, Jurassic Pork, examines many of the congressional earmarks and related spending that persist to this day. Embedded within the federal budget, these projects continue to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Many have even outlasted the terms of the politicians who created them. While providing a glimpse into the past and the corrupting nature of the earmark favor factory and pork barrel politics that politicians in both parties are seeking to revive, Jurassic Pork also offers recommendations for Congress.
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release date: Jul 09, 2017
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Jurassic Pork Old Earmarks Have Survived Senator Jeff Flake June 2015
Jurassic Pork Old Earmarks Have Survived Senator Jeff Flake June 2015 For many years, gigantic and mysterious monstrosities roamed the land. Gigantic in size and number. Mysterious in origin. And monstrous in cost. No, these were not the dinosaurs, but congressional earmarks. Then in a sudden burst, they seemingly ceased to be. Like Tyrannosaurus Rex, brontosaurus, triceratops, and other terrible lizards of the past, the infamy of many congressional earmarks lives on to this day. The indoor rainforest in Iowa. A teapot museum in North Carolina. And of course, the notorious Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska. Like the cataclysmic event that killed off the dinosaurs, Washington politicians declared pork to be extinct five years ago when an earmark moratorium was enacted. But something has survived. By all accounts, the earmark ban has been a resounding success. Creating new pork projects as we knew them through the earmarking process is not and has not been permitted. Yet, in one form or another, legacy spending on earmarks, their recipients, or the projects they spawned remains. This is an issue that spans any partisan divide. In some cases, including thousands of transportation earmarks, the original funding amounts reserved for earmarks remain unspent. In other cases, such as some national parks and preferences in the tax code, earmarks were permanently established by Congress. Still others simply evolved and found new sources of sustenance, like grant awards, within the federal budget. This report, Jurassic Pork, examines many of the congressional earmarks and related spending that persist to this day. Fossilized within the federal budget, these projects continue to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Many have even outlasted the terms of the politicians who created them. While providing a glimpse into the past and the corrupting nature of the earmark favor factory and pork barrel politics that politicians in both parties are seeking to revive, Jurassic Pork also offers recommendations for Congress. First and foremost, like the age of the dinosaur, it would be best if the practice of earmarking remained a thing of the past.
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release date: Sep 06, 2020
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Wastebook: The Farce Awakens December 2015
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release date: Sep 06, 2020
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Fueling the New Revolution a Remarkable Opportunity to Restore Freedom and Change the Direction of America
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