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Extortion

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

By Peter Schweizer, 1964-

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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780544103344


Format: Book
Author: Schweizer, Peter, 1964-
Title: Extortion : how politicians extract your money, buy votes, and line their own pockets / Peter Schweizer.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Subject: Political corruption -- United States
Isbn: 9780544103344 (hbk.) 0544103343 (hbk.)
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Call Number: JK2249 .S34 2013
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Format: Book
Author: Schweizer, Peter, 1964-
Title: Extortion : how politicians extract your money, buy votes, and line their own pockets / Peter Schweizer.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Subjects: Political corruption -- United States
Contents: "Throw fear" -- America's most expensive tollbooth -- Protection : for a price -- The underground Washington economy -- The double-milker : you may not be interested in Washington, but Washington is interested in you -- Slush funds -- Trust me : you're gonna need to pay me -- Protection for a price : what about the Washington Corrupt Practices Act? -- It's a family affair -- Protection for the rest of us.
LCCN: 2013026342
ISBN: 9780544103344 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0544103343 (hbk.)
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Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: JK2249 .S34 2013