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Extortion : how politicians extract your money, buy votes, and line their own pockets / Peter Schweizer.

Schweizer, Peter, 1964- author. (Author).
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Dorchester - Summerville Branch 320.973 SCH (Text) 30018004453516 Adult Non-Fiction Reshelving -

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  • ISBN: 9780544103344
  • Physical Description: 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-238) and index.
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"Throw fear" -- America's most expensive tollbooth -- Protection : for a price -- The underground Washington economy -- The double-milker : you may not be interested in Washington, but Washington is interested in you -- Slush funds -- Trust me : you're gonna need to pay me -- Protection for a price : what about the Washington Corrupt Practices Act? -- It's a family affair -- Protection for the rest of us.
Summary, etc.:
Argues that politicians in Congress are extorting money from corporations and the people and then use it to buy each other's votes. Conventional wisdom holds that Washington is broken because outside special interests bribe politicians. According to Schweizer 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.
Subject: Political corruption > United States.
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