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The Buying of the Congress Charles Lewis

The Buying of the Congress

Charles Lewis

Published October 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780380975969
Hardcover
416 pages
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You cannot shop at the local supermarket or drugstore, visit a hospital emergency room, watch television, pay your taxes, or even breathe the air outside your home without being directly affected by the decisions that Congress makes -- for reasonsMoreYou cannot shop at the local supermarket or drugstore, visit a hospital emergency room, watch television, pay your taxes, or even breathe the air outside your home without being directly affected by the decisions that Congress makes -- for reasons that too often have little to do with your well-being. The Buying of the Congress deftly exposes the Byzantine channels through which unprecedented sums of money flow into Washington, revealing the truth about how our nations lawmakers consistently put the vested interests of the rich and powerful over the concerns of the people who elected them, and about how their decisions affect our everyday lives. Exhaustively researched and documented by an investigative team of more than three dozen people, this startling, groundbreaking book includes an appendix listing the top career patrons from petroleum conglomerates to Japanese auto lobbyists -- of congressional leaders such as Trent Lott, Newt Gingrich, Tom Daschle, and Richard Gephardt.