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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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ISBN 9780544103344
Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Legislative Branch
Format Hardcover
Pages 250
Publisher Date 2013-10-22 00:00:00.0
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.95 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors Schweizer, Peter
Country of Origin United States

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