Extortion – by Peter Schweizer (Paperback) Description:

Extortion – by Schweizer names guilty parties . . . He exposes powerful figures in politics law firms and corporations. Forbes Washington is no longer about lawmaking it s about moneymaking 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. Inside this best-selling bombshell of a book Schweizer reveals the exorbitant secret fees each political party charges politicians for top committee assignments; how fourteen members of Congress bagged hundreds of thousands of dollars using a little-known self-loan loophole; how politicians use PACs to bankroll lavish lifestyles; and much more. Washington s extortion racket has gone unreported until now. [Author photo] (c) Becky Healy Peter Schweizer is the president of the Government Accountability Institute and is the William J. Casey Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has served as a consultant to NBC News and to the White House Office of Presidential Speechwriting. He is the author of Throw Them All Out. Extortion – by Peter Schweizer (Paperback)