Jefferson Wasn’t Kidding


The blog below can be taken as simply amusing. However, in today’s New York Times (Oct 22) there are two articles that pick up on Jefferson’s judgment. The first is an article by Jeremy W. Peters  Special PACs Spent Money At Resorts. It is about a book, Extortion, by Peter Schweizer, that details the way members of congress and presidents are able to solicit and spend money with few restrictions. The second is by the book author himself on the Op Ed page, Politicians’ Extortion Racket, in which he elaborates on tactics. Mr. Schweizer is a fellow at the Hoover Institution and the subtitle of his book is How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes and Line Their Own Pockets.  

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  1. #1 by Dean S. (GWU ELP) on October 23, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    Wonderful that this blog enables you to share.
    Thank you. Please keep posting.

    • #2 by John Boswell on October 23, 2013 - 7:53 pm

      Thank you! I am enjoying it a lot, partly because some of my old stuff-Jefferson-meshes with what is going on today. What a mess in congress, but what a gift for a blogger!
      JGB

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