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

Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets
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  • Sales Rank:63,815
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:256
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1
  • Dimensions (in):9.2 x 6.4 x 0.9
  • Publication Date:October 22, 2013
  • ISBN:0544103343
  • EAN:9780544103344
  • ASIN:0544103343
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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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