Drain the Swamp

Drain the Swamp

How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think

Book - 2017
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"Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Congressman Ken Buck blows the whistle on the real-life House of Cards that is our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 in one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever, Buck quickly discovered 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. Buck has witnessed first-hand how the unwritten rules of Congress prioritize short-term political gain over principled leadership. When he 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's 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 had to defend his position as freshman class president. In Drain the Swamp, you'll learn: what really goes on behind congressional closed doors--and Buck names names; how committee chairmanships are bought; why one-third of the discretionary spending in the federal budget is actually illegal--and could be cut immediately; the constitutional remedy just waiting to be used that could drain the swamp of Washington corruption faster than anything else; [and] bonus: why you're not powerless--what you, the American voter, can do to make your voice heard. Shocking in its revelations, but practical in its plans for reform, Ken Buck's book Drain the Swamp is the one book you need to understand how President Trump's campaign slogan could become a reality."--Jacket.
The Republican Congressman from Colorado who serves on multiple judiciary oversight committees reveals how both political parties work together to overtax Americans and force the nation into deeper debt.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2017]
ISBN: 9781621576389
1621576388
Branch Call Number: 320.973 BUC
Characteristics: 218 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Blankschaen, Bill - Author

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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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