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Forbes: “Death by Extortion”: How Crony Capilitalism is Destroying The American Dream

“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. […]

’60 Minutes’ Slush Fund Exposé Prompts Bill to End Leadership PAC Loophole

“Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) has introduced a bill to ban personal use of leadership PAC money one week after a joint investigation by 60 Minutes and the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) exposed members of Congress using leadership PACs as “slush funds” to bankroll lavish lifestyle perks. Harris’s bill, the “Clean Campaign Contributions Act of 2013” (H.R. […]

New York Times Opinion: Schweizer: “Politicians’ Extortion Racket”

“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?”   […]

Author of ‘Extortion’ Book Draws Heat From Boehner’s Office

“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.

Breitbart News: “Extortion Author Fires Back at Boehner’s Office Over ‘Toll Booth’ Controversy”

“Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer fired back at House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) office on Thursday over disparaging comments Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck made about Schweizer and the revelations in his new book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets…”   To Read the […]

Exclusive Documents: Congress Charges Secret Fee to Land Top Committee Spots

“Members of Congress must pay secret fees known as “party dues” to the Democratic and Republican parties to secure and maintain top committee chairmanships and assignments, newly uncovered internal documents reveal. The never-before-published lists are reprinted inside the new book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, written by Government Accountability Institute President […]

PALIN: “Schweizer Book a ‘Slap Upside the Head’ to Media’s Blindness to D.C. Corruption”

“Governor Palin posted this to her Facebook page on Tuesday night with a link to the review she wrote for Breitbart News about Peter Schweizer’s new book, Extortion. We are reposting what she wrote in its entirety because we feel she makes an excellent point drawn from her personal experience.” To Read the Full Post, Click Here.