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Drain the swamp : how Washington corruption is worse than you think, Congressman Ken Buck with Bill Blankschaen

Label
Drain the swamp : how Washington corruption is worse than you think
Title
Drain the swamp
Title remainder
how Washington corruption is worse than you think
Statement of responsibility
Congressman Ken Buck with Bill Blankschaen
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "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
Cataloging source
PNX
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK2249
LC item number
.B83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Drain the swamp : how Washington corruption is worse than you think, Congressman Ken Buck with Bill Blankschaen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why Washington is a swamp -- Welcome to Washington, Congressman! -- Play the game--or else -- Crisis of character -- Beating the Beltway bullies -- Corporate welfare -- Swamp-based accounting -- Zombie government -- Profiteering in the swamp -- When Washington takes control -- How President Trump can help drain the swamp -- Using the Constitution to drain the swamp -- Throw the bums out--and other reforms -- What you can do to drain the swamp
Control code
ocn979992289
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781621576389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)979992289
Label
Drain the swamp : how Washington corruption is worse than you think, Congressman Ken Buck with Bill Blankschaen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why Washington is a swamp -- Welcome to Washington, Congressman! -- Play the game--or else -- Crisis of character -- Beating the Beltway bullies -- Corporate welfare -- Swamp-based accounting -- Zombie government -- Profiteering in the swamp -- When Washington takes control -- How President Trump can help drain the swamp -- Using the Constitution to drain the swamp -- Throw the bums out--and other reforms -- What you can do to drain the swamp
Control code
ocn979992289
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781621576389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)979992289

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