“… Last year fewer than 60 bills emerged from Congress. (Some people might find this number too high.) What else are members doing with their time? Stupid me: dumb question! They are too busy raising money for their next political campaign. Or, if you follow the bipartisan examples cited in Peter Schweizer’s excellent book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, it becomes vividly clear that crafting sound legislation is merely an afterthought. The legislative process is being adroitly manipulated in a manner that enables both parties to maximize the campaign contributions they can extort from the American public.”
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