Drain the Swamp

Drain the Swamp

How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think

Book - 2017
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"Lavish parties. Commitee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards going on behind the scenes in our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 as president of one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever to enter Congress, Buck quickly realized why nothing gets done in Congress, and it isn't because of political gridlock--in fact, Republicans and Democrats work together all too well to fleece taxpayers and plunge America deeper into debt. "It is an insular process directed by power-hungry party elites who live like kings and govern like bullies," Buck reports. Buck has witnessed first-hand how the unwritten rules of Congress continually prioritize short-term political gain over lasting, principled leadership. When Buck tangled with Washington power brokers like former Speaker John Boehner, he faced petty retaliation. When he insisted Republicans keep their word to voters, he was berated on the House floor by his own party leaders. When other members of Congress dared to do what they believed to be right for America instead of what the party bosses commanded, Buck saw them stripped of committee positions and even denied dining room privileges by the petty beltway bullies. In Rotten to the Core, Buck names names and tells incredible true stories about what really happened behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles that have ensued over the last two years including budget, continuing resolutions, omnibus, trade promotion authority, Iran, and more."--Goodreads.com
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2017]
Characteristics: 218 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781621576389
Call Number: 320.973 BUCK

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grandpop
Jun 23, 2017

A real eye opener. I had no idea how bad the corruption in congress had gotten. A must read for both Democrats & Republicans. To think that our Mark Wayne Mullen paid 2.5 million dollars for his assistant whip position boggles the mind. Steve Scalice : 5 million for his head whip position and Paul Ryan paid 50 million dollars to assure his House Majority position. This is just the tip of the ice berg. A 5 star rating.

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bixbyjim
Jun 01, 2017

A excellent book. One voters in each party should read. Buck tells how corrupt our Congress is and why neither party wants it to change. He offers several solutions that would make our government better but they probably won't happen because of the corruption in Congress.

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