My Response To Senator John Kerry: No Retraction Categories: Media, Uncategorized The Boston Herald has it here.
Thanks for “Throw Them All Out”. It will be a great source of information for me in doing the weekly piece I do for my local paper. For years now I have used the term “Washingtonian” to describe those who allegedly represent us in the Congress. Democrat or Republican is only a term used to determine who gets the campaign money. Inside the beltway, Washingtonians work to maintain a world created by them for them. Thanks again for a great piece of work.
Please direct me to your comments exposing Republicans’ insider trading; if you could. All I find find to read are your ‘hack’ pieces exposing Democrats. But then again, you are allied with that wing nut, Breitbart. Still, in the spirit of fairness, Republican malfeasance ought to be all over your web site.
If you have read the book, it exposesRepublicans, Boehner with his health care buying,stocks when he was working on the bill,with insider informanion. He sold health care stocks that netted him over a million dollars over 2months. Republican Hastert was involved in a land deal, he was in the propess getting moneys for the Prairie parkway in his state of Ill.
The parkway ran 2 miles from his 160 acres farm.
Plus he bought 69 acres for 15000 dollars an acres, then when the parkway was being builted he an his cronies solder the same 69 acres for 45000 an acres, do the math.. At the center of forging the health care bill was Senator Max Baucus of Montana,fully 20% of Baucus’s stock transactions involved health care-related stocks. Congressman McDermott’s of Washington State was a member of the Ways and means committee,he bought stocks in ID Biomedical on June 7th 2004, they were working on vaccine,the company was granted $8 million from the ways and means committee. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Read the book Throw Them All Out, it goes into depth on a whole lot of things.
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Peter, just finished your book “Throw Them All Out.” I think we are at a pivotal point in this country’s history. I hope your book makes a difference in November 2012.
Mr. Schweizer, just read your book “Throw them all out”.I do read a lot of books, mostly from the local library, but actually bought your book, after seeing you on cable news. You have put into words what most informed Americans know or think that they know about Washington, and Congress. The name of your book is what we as voters should actually do at the next election. My only other comment is this, after reading some of your book, I had to put it down for awhile, as my blood pressure went up.
Thanks and maybe you could do a book on Florida politicians
What is so discouraging is that our country’s problem is now systemic. Things are so mixed up it is like having to remove a cup of salt that was mistaken for sugar from the cake. Pretty much, the only solution is to throw the bad batch out and start the recipe over.
Ran out of barf bags before I finished your book. What a great work. Everyone who reads it should be furious with the Permanent Political Class.
I am a naturalized citizen of this country and hold it so very dear to my heart. When you hear stuff like this, you feel betrayed by your fellow Americans. Nobody asked me to come here but I choose it because of what the constitution stands for. I am terribly ashamed that my children and grand children will have to endure and live under a gov’t that (535) people govern and make it a mockery. We live and swear by America and I truly hope this book will resurrect —- The America that I grew in — “God Bless America.”
Anyone who seeks elective office, especially at the federal level, is either a fool or a crook: The fools hope to do good, but the crooks plan to do well.
Peter: you need to start a grass roots movement and get the support of many citizens and then the group needs to go national and start an effort to change the laws and claw back the money of the unpatriatoc transactions that the private sector would go to jail for. Lets get it going
It seems to me that this is clearly a bipartisan problem, as Schweizer writes, ” (Crony Capitalism) does not favor one party over the other. It does not care about policy. It just knows how to make money off any policy–your tax dollars, leveraged to the rich.”
To mr. noyb above, don’t fall into the partisan trap, these are CLEARLY exploitable “loopholes” large enough to steer a aircraft carrier through, both sides are guilty. And whichever party is in power has greater benefit from the CRIME! And the U.S. Senate/U.S. House “Ethics”(?) Committees are the “Great Enablers” that legitimize betrayal of the citizens by the “esteemed” Congress. Absolutely disgusting. But not surprising at all.
Thanks to Mr. Schwiezer for writing the book, thanks for 60 minutes for telling us about it, the only question, according to what I read, this goes back to at least 1997, why didn’t someone tell us MUCH sooner? You could argue about partisan reasons for releasing any explosive political book at any given time. Yes, I wish I knew then, but then again, at least I know now. (When exactly did the ethics committees loosen the rules so much? When did they stop caring AT ALL?)