Extortion

How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets
Product Number: EB00059995
Released: Oct 22, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780544103306
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Description

"Schweizer names guilty parties . . . He exposes powerful figures in politics, law firms, and corporations." — Forbes Washington is no longer about lawmaking, it's about moneymaking Conventional wisdom holds that Washington is broken because outside special interests bribe politicians. The reverse is true: politicians have developed a new set of brass-knuckle legislative tactics designed to extort wealthy industries and donors into forking over big donations — cash that lawmakers often funnel into the pockets of their friends and family. Inside this best-selling bombshell of a book, Schweizer reveals the exorbitant secret "fees" each political party charges politicians for top committee assignments; how fourteen members of Congress bagged hundreds of thousands of dollars using a little-known self-loan loophole; how politicians use PACs to bankroll lavish lifestyles; and much more. Washington's extortion racket has gone unreported — until now.

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Author(s): Peter Schweizer
Original Publish Date: Oct 22, 2013

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