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.