So Damn Much Money

So Damn Much Money

The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government

Book - 2009
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The story of the monumental growth of lobbying in Washington, D.C., and how it undermines effective government and pollutes our politics. Washington journalist Robert G. Kaiser explains how and why, over the last four decades, Washington became a dysfunctional capital. Special interests use campaign contributions and lobbyists to influence government decisions, and congressional candidates need money to pay for their increasingly expensive campaigns. This has created a mutually reinforcing relationship between special interests and elected representatives, leading to a new class in Washington, wealthy lobbyists whose careers often begin in public service. Kaiser shows us how behavior by public officials that was once considered corrupt or improper became commonplace, how special interests became the principal funders of elections, and how our biggest national problems--health care, global warming, and the looming crises of Medicare and Social Security, among others--have been ignored as a result.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307266545
Branch Call Number: 328.73 Kaiser
328.73 Kaiser
Characteristics: x, 398 p. ; 25 cm


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Oct 03, 2016

This book is such a crock, mixing facts with the Great Reframing; how // things got out of hand \\ - - and he wrote for WaPo, now owned by Jeff Bezos - - founder of Amazon - - which will dictate who gets published [and promoted] and who doesn't, simply a continuation and concentration of the CIA's Mockingbird Program, the control of the AmericanNonMedia.
The Bretton Woods Committee, which this author doesn't mention, of course, is the lobbyist group for the international super-rich and communicates ONLY with the Speaker of the House [House of Representatives top dude] and the Senate Majority Leader - - and shares the same D.C. office and lobbyists and telephone numbers ad the Group of Thirty, the lobbyist group for the central banksters.
You should be catching on now . . . .


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