Mike Lofgren

Mike Lofgren was a congressional staff member for 28 years, 16 of them with the House and Senate budget committees. He is the author of The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted.

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