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Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets | [Peter Schweizer]

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

Peter Schweizer's bombshell investigation reveals how Washington really works: politicians extort money from us, then use it to buy each other's votes. Our legislators' desire for cash influences everything-from how they write laws to when they vote on a bill...Extortion finally makes clear why Congress is so dysfunctional: it's all about making money, not making law.
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Peter Schweizer's bombshell investigation reveals how Washington really works: politicians extort money from us, then use it to buy each other's votes. Our legislators' desire for cash influences everything-from how they write laws to when they vote on a bill. His audiobook 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.

©2013 Peter Schweizer (P)2013 Peter Schweizer

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    Louis Mindes United States 05-08-14
    Louis Mindes United States 05-08-14

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    Where does Extortion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the most enlightening books I have listened to. It will make your blood boil. The bastards in Washington are getting wealthy beyond belief on the backs of ordinary Americans. Democrats and Republicans alike. Just like pro-wrestling, these guys put on a show on the camera and conspire behind the scene.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Extortion?

    How the Harry Reid extortion machine has gotten incredibly wealthy for doing nothing other than being connected.


    What about Jonny Heller’s performance did you like?

    Johnny is easy to listen to and ads depth to the performance.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    We have to vote out all established politicians. This is not how the country was designed to work.


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    A must listen to.

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    Edward Bristow, VA, United States 02-21-14
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    What made the experience of listening to Extortion the most enjoyable?

    If you really want to know how business is conducted, then you will enjoy this book.


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