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by Peter Schweizer
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  • Author:
    Peter Schweizer
  • ISBN:
    0544103343
  • ISBN13:
    978-0544103344
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    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st Edition edition (October 22, 2013)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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    Politics & Government
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Our politicians extort money from business on both sides of the issue Based upon his prior book "Throw Them All Out" and now this excellent expose of political corruption, Peter Schweizer deserves a Medal of Freedom.

Our politicians extort money from business on both sides of the issue. Then table the issue, simply to bring it up again. Thus they extort additional monies - again from both sides. Our politicians do nothing except line their pockets with tax payer money. Based upon his prior book "Throw Them All Out" and now this excellent expose of political corruption, Peter Schweizer deserves a Medal of Freedom. One would think he would worry about starting his car each morning for fear of an explosion.

Best-selling author Peter Schweizer reveals: Obama’s "Protection Money": How the Obama Administration targeted industries for criminal investigation but chose not to pursue key political donors.

The "Slush Fund": How politicians extract "campaign contributions" and then convert them to bankroll lavish lifestyles complete with limos, private jets, golf at five-star resorts, fine wines, and cash for family members.

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Schweizer names guilty parties. He exposes powerful figures in politics, law firms, and corporations. Washington is no longer about lawmaking, it’s about moneymaking. Conventional wisdom holds that Washington is broken because outside special interests bribe politicians.

ISBN 978-0544103344). Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison, 2011. ISBN 978-0547573144). Architects of Ruin: How a Gang of Radical Activists and Liberal Politicians Destroyed Trillions of Dollars in Wealth in the Pursuit of Social Justice, 2009.

Best-selling author Peter Schweizer reveals: Obama’s Protection Money : How the Obama Administration targeted industries for criminal investigation but chose not to pursue key political donors.

A bombshell investigation reveals how Washington really works: politicians extort money from us, then use it to buy each other’s votes. Best-selling author Peter Schweizer reveals:

*Obama’s "Protection Money": How the Obama Administration targeted industries for criminal investigation but chose not to pursue key political donors.

*John Boehner’s "Tollbooth": How the Speaker of the House extracts money by soliciting political donations before he will hold crucial votes on the House floor.

*The "Slush Fund": How politicians extract "campaign contributions" and then convert them to bankroll lavish lifestyles complete with limos, private jets, golf at five-star resorts, fine wines, and cash for family members.

*Capitol Hill’s "Underground Economy": How congressmen use a little-known loophole that allows them to secretly link their votes to cash.

Extortion finally makes clear why Congress is so dysfunctional: it’s all about making money, not making law.


Anarasida
An easy, fast read which is supported by a comprehensive set of footnotes supporting all the painful facts. If you make the investment in this book, you will quickly learn the realities of our "raise campaign funds or loose" political system and how it has evolved into a "donate or get screwed" extortion system where the fundamental purpose of government is being lost in the seemingly unavoidable quest to capture power and money. This brilliant book finally explains the universal attacks on the tea party and Sarah Palin: The real reason they are portrayed by both parties as a radicals is because they are a huge threat to the current old guard methods of milking of donors by deliberately drafting threatening legislation, only to kill it when the coffers are refilled by another round of $30,000 a plate dinner guests. Nothing is sacred under the new system - intellectual property, high tech, the film industry, airlines, banking, telecommunications, energy, and, of course, health care. Every industry can be extorted for more political donations... at the expense of the American economy. Even more shocking is the revelation that neither you or I can bribe a politician - no surprise - however, it is perfectly legal for politicians to pass out the checks to other politicians right in the Capital building after a successful vote. Who pays? You do. If you ever had your suspicions about your local two faced Senator or House member, this book will confirm what was really going in by delivering hard, documented facts. Every American, regardless of party or political viewpoint, should read this book. Even if you are as critical of conspiracy theory allegations as I was, you will probably come to the same conclusion - it is time for some change in the way work in Washington gets done. Perhaps this is the one thing all Americans except for a minority DC elite can agree on.
Tto
Extortion was a sad read all the way through. Our politicians extort money from business on both sides of the issue. Then table the issue, simply to bring it up again. Thus they extort additional monies - again from both sides. Our politicians do nothing except line their pockets with tax payer money. Stay in the job for a lifetime and then retire with even more taxpayer money. They are 535 members. We are 300 million citizens. Our job is to remove them from their job. Congressmen and Senators were never expected to serve more than one or two terms then return home. They've twisted the rules to have zero accountability. Fatten their wallets and defy the will of the people. The book is exactly what the public needs to understand what happens in our Congress. I'm ashamed of what they have been doing for so many years. Power is what they want. Power is what they get. We get a politicians dream - equality -everyone (except them) equally poor!
Brazil
Based upon his prior book "Throw Them All Out" and now this excellent expose of political corruption, Peter Schweizer deserves a Medal of Freedom. One would think he would worry about starting his car each morning for fear of an explosion. He does his usual thorough and well researched job of shining a light on the cockroaches in the kitchen feeding off the public. The imaginative ways in which politicians find different means to extract money from industries and lobbyists including setting them against each other and pressuring them to hire relatives and cronies always stays one step ahead of efforts to pass laws to thwart them. This is a must read for all citizens regardless of political persuasion because Schweizer's wrath does not shy away from either party since there is plenty of sleaziness to go around. The common wisdom has long been that it is private industry and lobbyists who are the ones going after our elected officials to seduce them to the dark side. As Schweizer clearly shows, the role of predator is actually being filled by the side that can legally use force to compel compliance.
Coron
This book totally reversed the commonly accepted assumptions about the direction of power in the highest levels of the political universe. We have been brainwashed to think BIG BUSINESS was constantly trying to exert its influence on our law makers with monetary and inexorably infinite presentation of riches. This book will turn your world of belief upside down. Our lawmakers are purposefully creating laws that are so ambiguous and indecipherable that business is so afraid of the power to destroy and/or damage their existence and operation with them that they will contribute almost any amount to avoid the potential financial penalties that can be enacted. Businesses want to operate their business unfettered. They want to please their customers better than the next guy...period. They want to be free to experience the fruits of the free market and challenge themselves against their competition with improved service and lower costs. OUR GOVT WILL NOT ONLY NOT ALLOW THAT PROCESS BUT WILL ENRICH THEMSELVES PERPETUALLY BY EXPLOITING THE THREAT OF ENACTING THEIR USURIOUS LAWS AND RULES SUBJUGATING THE ENTIRE CONCEPT OF FREE MARKETS!!!
Fararala
Mr. Schweizer has given every local activist a blue print on how to expose their own corrupt Congressman. I am just such an activist/blogger and I fully intend on using the powerful insights of this book to piece together the evidence I need to prove once and for all that my Congressman, Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA3) is one of the biggest extortionist in the House of Representatives just under John Boehner. Judging from his own leadership PAC, Westmoreland's nearly sole function as a key player in the NRSC is this extortion game that is laid out bare in Schweizer's book. Every activist should should use this as a How-To book and expose their corrupt Congressperson so we can finally clean house and Throw Them All Out!