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Fleeced: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Cby Dick Morris
Synopses & Reviews
Is it any wonder that Americans feel fleeced at every turn?
As more and more critical problems develop that need national attention, the White House and Congress appear to be AWOL.
Who's calling the shots instead?
Big business, big government, big labor, and big lobbyists. And their self-serving agendas are doing nothing to help the ever-increasing number of American people who are losing their homes, paying credit card interest rates higher than 25 percent, and finding their jobs increasingly outsourced to foreign countries.
In this hard-hitting call to arms, Dick Morris and Eileen McGann reveal the hundreds of ways American tax-payers are routinely fleeced—by our own government; by foreign countries like Dubai that are gobbling up American interests and spending millions to influence government decisions and American public opinion; by Washington lobbying firms that are pushing the agendas of corrupt foreign dictators on Capitol Hill; and by hedge-fund billionaires collecting huge tax breaks courtesy of the IRS.
With their characteristic blend of sharp analysis and insider insight, Morris and McGann call offenders of all kinds on the carpet—and offer practical agendas we all can follow to help turn the tide.
Book News Annotation:
Morris, a former political consultant to Bill Clinton who is often credited with prime responsibility for the President's rightward "triangulations," together with his frequent collaborator McGann, continue the polemical exercise they began in 2007's Outrage. They begin with an attack on Barack Obama as a creature of the "far left" and go on to attack the "liberal media" for downplaying terrorism, the Democratic Congress for continuing the "do-nothing" ways of their Republican predecessors, pension funds for investing in companies that do business with Iran, lobbyists for foreign governments, credit card company abuse, the release of prisoners from Guantanamo who go on to take up arms again, teachers' unions for misleading their members into investing in high-cost annuity policies, subprime loan issuers, the contractor Halliburton, Chinese toys with toxic materials, and various other issues. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In their "New York Times" bestseller "Outrage," Morris and McGann turned their spotlight on the American government's most egregious abuses. The authors return with a fresh list of government exploitation and corporate malfeasance just in time for the 2008 elections.
and#160;A major new expose of financial outrages in Washington, by the best-selling author and investigative journalist.
A bombshell investigation reveals how Washington really works: politicians extort money from us, then use it to buy each otherand#8217;s votes. Best-selling author Peter Schweizer reveals: *Obamaand#8217;s "Protection Money": How the Obama Administration targeted industries for criminal investigation but chose not to pursue key political donors. *John Boehnerand#8217;s "Tollbooth": How the Speaker of the House extracts money by soliciting political donations before he will hold crucial votes on the House floor. *The "Slush Fund": How politicians extract "campaign contributions" and then convert them to bankroll lavish lifestyles complete with limos, private jets, golf at five-star resorts, fine wines, and cash for family members. *Capitol Hilland#8217;s "Underground Economy": How congressmen use a little-known loophole that allows them to secretly link their votes to cash. Extortion finally makes clear why Congress is so dysfunctional: itand#8217;s all about making money, not making law.
About the Author
Dick Morris served as Bill Clinton's political consultant for twenty years. A regular political commentator on Fox News and other networks, he is the author of six New York Timesbestsellers (all with Eileen McGann) and one Washington Postbestseller.
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