Extortion

Extortion

How Politicians Extract your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets

Book - 2013
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Conventional wisdom holds that Washington is broken because outside special interests bribe politicians. The reverse is true: politicians have developed a new set of brass-knuckle legislative tactics designed to extort wealthy industries and donors into forking over big donations -- cash that lawmakers often funnel into the pockets of their friends and family. Until now, Washington's extortion scheme has gone unreported. Yet thanks to an extraordinary effort by Peter Schweizer and the investigative staff of the Government Accountability Institute, we now know the racketeering methods and the players who profit from them. Exhaustively researched and compellingly told, Extortion names names as it pulls back the curtain to reveal the shocking new racket ruling Washington.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013
ISBN: 9780544103344
0544103343
Branch Call Number: 320.973 Sch
Characteristics: 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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