Extortion

How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets

by Peter Schweizer

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Extortion

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Extortion

How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets

by Peter Schweizer

On Sale: 10/07/2014

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About the Book

“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.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780544334557
  • ISBN 10: 0544334558
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 10/07/2014
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Legislative Branch
  • BISAC2 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General
  • BISAC3 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Judicial Branch
  • BISAC4 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch

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