“Journalists and pundits have begun offering lengthy postmortems to explain the causes of the ruinous Obamacare rollout. The debacle’s scale has surprised even progressives who supported the Affordable Care Act. After all, surely three and a half years provided ample time to prepare for a program President Obama calls his “most important initiative.” ” To Read […]
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On December 4th, 2013 Peter Schweizer discusses his new book ‘Extortion’ with Diane Rehm during an interview on her show on NPR. Excerpt: “In recent years, money from special interest groups has flooded Washington. Many say it’s the root of our political dysfunction. But maybe conventional wisdom is wrong. Perhaps the problem lies not with […]
“It is common knowledge at this point that Washington D.C. is not the most moral place on earth, and on radio this morning Glenn was joined by Peter Schweizer, author of Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, to talk more about the corruption in our government.” To Read […]
“In his new book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes and Line Their Own Pockets, author Peter Schweizer tells the shocking truth about how lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been creating their own secret, private slush funds. How do they pay for them? Schweizer says they do it by shaking down […]
“Take a quick glance at ObamaCare’s busted multimillion-dollar website and the 3.5 million health insurance cancelation notices hitting American mailboxes and you might be tempted to dub the whole thing a disaster. But it’s not — at least not for the politically-connected crony companies and big money Obama fundraisers poaching your tax dollars to fix the debacle […]
“A new book from a conservative advocate of tighter financial controls on members of Congress seeks to draw attention to a series of disclosures about their fund-raising activities – some potentially damaging, others certainly embarrassing – which could prove uncomfortable for some on Capitol Hill. To Read the Entire Article, Click Here.
“The explosive growth in government regulations impose huge costs on productive activities. The arbitrary way in which they are enforced causes more insidious damage. It corrodes the rule of law and creates serious distrust on the merits of winners and losers in the market place. In addition, this “arbitrary” enforcement does not take place randomly. […]
“… Mr. Schweizer’s book shows how members of Congress of both parties use the unregulated vehicles known as leadership PACs to collect huge amounts of money from contributors and spend it on anything they like…” To Read the Full Article, Click here.
“We have long assumed that the infestation of special interest money in Washington is at the root of so much that ails our politics. But what if we’ve had it wrong? What if instead of being bribed by wealthy interests, politicians are engaged in a form of legal extortion designed to extract campaign contributions?” […]
“A new book that argues politicians in Washington manufacture crises and manipulate vote scheduling and other legislative activity as part of a Mafia-like “protection racket” to extort campaign donations is drawing attention from such divergent corners as The New York Times and Sarah Palin…” To Read the Comments in their Entirety, Click Here.