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Publisher Description

THE BOOK WASHINGTON DOES NOT WANT YOU TO READ

How is it that politicians often enter office with relatively modest assets, but then, as investors, regularly beat the stock market and sometimes beat the most rapacious hedge funds? How did some members of Congress know to dump their stock holdings just in time to escape the effects of the 2008 financial meltdown? And how is it that billionaires and hedge fund managers often make well-timed investment decisions that anticipate events in Washington?

In this powerfully argued book, Peter Schweizer blows the lid off Washington’s epidemic of “honest graft.” He exposes a secret world where members of Congress insert earmarks into bills to improve their own real-estate holdings, and campaign contributors receive billions in federal grants. Nobody goes to jail. Throw Them All Out casts light into the darkest corners of the political system — and offers ways to clean house.

"Throw Them All Out is filled with stories of petty theft and so-called 'honest graft' . . . Unsparingly bipartisan in [its] criticism of Washington . . . Mr. Schweizer has performed a valuable service to his country." — Washington Times

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2012
August 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
2.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Sheila O. ,

Throw Them All Out

We know corruption exists in Government. The author explains, with great clarity the various forms of corruption and HOW it happens. He also offers solutions. Well researched and documented. A must read for every taxpayer! It's disgusting that politicians think they are entitled to our money for their personal gain; and, that they are better than the citizens they serve. Schweitzer is right, "Throw them all out!"

VooDooBomb ,

Great

Great book. I am only halfway through but am totally sucked in. This is a great but for any party.

Against socialism ,

Read it

Everyone should read this book. Then maybe people will understand why giving these people more power is so dangerous.

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