How Congress Critters get rich at our expense

2013_10 20 Grace Napolitano D-CA extorts cash

Napolitano is in her 8th term “representing voters” in her Los Angeles County-based district.

Schweizer has a new book coming out, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, that explains how politicians extort money from us, then use it to buy each other’s votes.

  • 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.


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One response to “How Congress Critters get rich at our expense

  1. Pistol Pete

    Why do you suppose it is these cretins spend tens of millions of dollars to get a job that pays $171K per year?Do you think they give a damn about their ‘fellow man’?