Throw Them All Out by Peter Schweizer

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This book may put a damper on his Washington cocktail-party invites this holiday season, but Mr. Schweizer has performed a valuable service to his country.
-Washington Times

Synopsis

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
 

About Peter Schweizer

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PETER SCHWEIZER is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and he is the founder and director of the Government Accountability Institute. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek/Daily Beast, and elsewhere. His books include Throw Them All Out, which exposed congressional insider stock trading and led to the passage of the STOCK Act.
 
Published November 15, 2011 by Mariner Books. 240 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Examiner

Below average
on Jan 31 2012

...Schweizer provides no real solutions to the problems he's identified--that is, other than that citizens should be angry and express their collective indignation.

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Washington Times

Excellent
on Nov 22 2011

This book may put a damper on his Washington cocktail-party invites this holiday season, but Mr. Schweizer has performed a valuable service to his country.

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American Thinker

Good
on Dec 17 2011

Schweizer exhaustively and frighteningly details how members of Congress have exempted themselves from insider-trading rules...and earmarked themselves competitive advantages that have brought them windfalls they would have otherwise never seen.

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Media Matters

Below average
Reviewed by JILL FITZSIMMONS & SHAUNA THEEL on Nov 18 2011

...Peter Schweizer accuses the Department of Energy (DOE) of directing funds "to friends, cronies, and supporters" of President Obama. However, the claim relies on faulty math...

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Hacer Latin American News

Excellent
on Nov 17 2011

...when Schweizer’s book hits stores...heads in Washington are going to explode.

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