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Drain the Swamp Audiobook

Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think

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Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder.

Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards going on behind the scenes in our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 as president of one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever to enter Congress, Buck quickly realized why nothing gets done in Congress, and it isn't because of political gridlock - in fact, Republicans and Democrats work together all too well to fleece taxpayers and plunge America deeper into debt.

"It is an insular process directed by power-hungry party elites who live like kings and govern like bullies," Buck reports.

Buck has witnessed firsthand how the unwritten rules of Congress continually prioritize short-term political gain over lasting, principled leadership. When Buck tangled with Washington power brokers like former Speaker John Boehner, he faced petty retaliation. When he insisted Republicans keep their word to voters, he was berated on the House floor by his own party leaders. When other members of Congress dared to do what they believed to be right for America instead of what the party bosses commanded, Buck saw them stripped of committee positions and even denied dining room privileges by the petty beltway bullies.

In Drain the Swamp, Buck names names and tells incredible true stories about what really happened behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles that have ensued over the last two years, including budget, continuing resolutions, omnibus, trade promotion authority, Iran, and more.

©2017 Ken Buck (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Kim Fresno, CA, United States 04-15-17
    Kim Fresno, CA, United States 04-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Ken Buck, A True Conservative Tells it Like it is."

    Conservative Review gives Rep. Ken Buck an "A" rating 94%. This book will make it very clear why CR holds him in such high esteem.
    The book is well read and very interesting, I loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    deb 04-11-17
    deb 04-11-17 Member Since 2006
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    "Important book with good suggestions. Audio skips"
    If you could sum up Drain the Swamp in three words, what would they be?

    Really good book on the topic and one that is sure to create more waves. Problem with the audio skipping Chapter 9 entirely--tried several times to play that section, all skipping.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not about characters?


    What three words best describe Brian Holsopple’s voice?

    Solid, strong, smooth


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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    Any additional comments?

    I hope Audible will get a clean copy of the complete audio because Chapter 9 is important. Rating would be much better for performance if the audio were complete. I also recommend the text copy to see more information not included in the audio version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lazeekds 05-26-17
    lazeekds 05-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "a frank & enlightening insight into the gov swamp"

    an. excellent example of why we, the American people who remember what the USA government was supposed to be, need to support the draining of the government swamp it truly has become...
    excellent read....

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    John Daly Las Vegas, NV USA 05-08-17
    John Daly Las Vegas, NV USA 05-08-17 Member Since 2012

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    "Drain the swamp: a good start"

    This book is something all Americans should read. When you realize the corruption of money that controls both parties and thus controls our laws, you will be flabbergasted. Congressman Buck offers Number of solutions that are very good. However, you must remember he is a far right wing Tea Party member. He is very myopic want to comes to moderate or liberal ideas. Like most members of the show called freedom caucus in congress he is someone who looks backwards not forward. In this book, he does not mention once the citizens United ruling and campaign-finance reform. That is one of the underlying problems that is facing us today, but he does not address. Still, I would suggest everybody reading this book. Just be careful of the messenger with his own political, backward agenda.

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    Patricia Crews 05-06-17
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    "The future I want for all generations is in jeopardy!"

    What could be more important than leaving a disciplined government and healthy economy to future generations!
    In my opinion there is nothing more egregious than the corruption of our leaders and the 20 trillion deficit my grandchildren and others are facing because people refuse to hold Washington accountable!
    This book makes me livid but gladly so.
    Both political parties are to blame.
    Instead of finger pointing let's do something!
    I intend to. With as loud a voice as I can muster!
    Thank you Ken Buck! You've pinpointed exactly where this country needs to take action. And if we Americans don't we've only ourselves to blame!!!

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    JSS 05-05-17
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    "very depressing"

    I guess I am not really surprised by what is going on. nearly impossible to change.

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