Extortion

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Hardcover, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013, ISBN13 9780544103344, ISBN10 0544103343

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Argues that politicians in Congress are extorting money from corporations and the people and then use it to buy each other's votes.

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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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publish Date: Oct 15, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780544103344
ISBN-10: 0544103343
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.95
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.0
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