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"As a business owner, if I had an employee giving
company assets to outsiders in exchange for money on the side, I'd fire him. Perhaps
even have him jailed. In any other venue we call it bribery, payola
and theft. But in the American political system, we call it freedom
of speech. We don't jail them, we re-elect them."
Hard cover, 272 pages
June 15, 2006
$23.95 (less 15%)
Politicians - Owned and Operated by Corporate America
Why Campaign Reform is Critical to the
US Economy and National Security
By Jack E. Lohman
HERE to see author's Blog
Follow the Money!
It simply doesn't matter what your core issue is, follow the money
and you'll virtually always find a politician at the end with his hand
out. Tax giveaways for the rich and subsidies to corporations are
chump-change compared to the massive societal costs of the reverse
government policies that are bought and paid for by corporate interests.
Follow the campaign contributions to find out why health care costs are
rising at 15% per year, why a totally new private industry was
established to administer the Medicare drug plan, and why companies are
no longer penalized for hiring illegal immigrants. Remember the golden rule: He who has the gold rules! And in this
case, it's the special interests who want more wealth than they already
have and are willing to share that wealth with the politicians who
helped make it all happen.
- See how our moneyed political system costs each taxpayer over $3000
per year to offset government tax giveaways and other corporate welfare.
- How over $100 million per year from health care lobbyists has
fueled the manipulation of government rules resulting in spiraling
health care costs, and have successfully blocked meaningful health care reform.
- How massive campaign contributions from the wealthy pharmaceutical
industry won new rules that protect them from low-cost generics, all
while much of their research is funded by the taxpayers.
- How massive amounts of cash have fueled the hands-off policy at the
Mexican border resulting in depressed U.S. worker wages to the benefit
of corporate executives and shareholders and to the detriment of the
- How corporations rule government rather than the other way around,
thanks to the "kinder, gentler SEC" bought and paid for by corporate
- How business interests contribute eight times more than labor interests
to our elected representatives, driving economic and trade policies that
will ultimately bury U.S. sovereignty.
- And how CEO wages are increasing by 25% to 50% per year, all while job
losses proliferate, thanks to the free trade laws influenced by campaign
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