"To compel man to furnish contributions of money for the
propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and
tyrannical." So wrote Thomas Jefferson in 1786. Yet every year the
government Jefferson once headed gives hundreds of millions of
taxpayer dollars to organizations that use the money for political
advocacy-lobbying, campaigning, grass-roots organizing, and more.
With the tenacity of investigative journalists, economists James T.
Bennett and Thomas J. DiLorenzo track down where the money comes
from, where it goes, and how it is used. Taxpayer dollars go to Tom
Hayden's Campaign for Economic Democracy, Ralph Nader's Public
Interest Research Groups, the National Organization for Women, and
the AFL-CIO, as well as to business and conservative groups. This
book will be explosive reading for every taxpayer -- and for anyone
who believes in a fair political process.