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Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the swamp that President Donald Trump was elected to drain. Congressman Ken Buck is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards in our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 as president of o Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the swamp that President Donald Trump was elected to drain. Congressman Ken Buck is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards in our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 as president of one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever to enter Congress, Buck immediately realized 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. "It is an insular process directed by power-hungry party elites who live like kings and govern like bullies," Buck reports. Buck has witnessed first-hand how the unwritten rules of Congress continually prioritize short-term political gain over lasting, principled leadership. When Buck 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 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 denied dining room privileges by the petty beltway bullies. In Drain the Swamp, Buck names names and tells incredible true stories about what really happened behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles that have ensued over the last two years including budget, continuing resolutions, omnibus, trade promotion authority, Iran, and more. If the Trump administration is going to bring real change to Washington, it first needs to get the whole story—from deep inside the swamp.


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Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the swamp that President Donald Trump was elected to drain. Congressman Ken Buck is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards in our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 as president of o Lavish parties. Committee chairmanships for sale. Pay-to-play corruption. Backroom arm-twisting. Votes on major legislation going to the highest bidder. Welcome to Washington, D.C., the swamp that President Donald Trump was elected to drain. Congressman Ken Buck is blowing the whistle on the real-life House of Cards in our nation's capital. Elected in 2014 as president of one of the largest Republican freshman classes ever to enter Congress, Buck immediately realized 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. "It is an insular process directed by power-hungry party elites who live like kings and govern like bullies," Buck reports. Buck has witnessed first-hand how the unwritten rules of Congress continually prioritize short-term political gain over lasting, principled leadership. When Buck 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 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 denied dining room privileges by the petty beltway bullies. In Drain the Swamp, Buck names names and tells incredible true stories about what really happened behind closed doors in Congress during legislative battles that have ensued over the last two years including budget, continuing resolutions, omnibus, trade promotion authority, Iran, and more. If the Trump administration is going to bring real change to Washington, it first needs to get the whole story—from deep inside the swamp.

30 review for Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse than You Think

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    This book is more infuriating than interesting if you care about the future of our country, because the problems discussed therein aren't caused solely by Team Blue or Team Red - be it budget gimmicks or bullying tactics. This is a definite quick read (or listen, as I did via the Audible version). Although the book is written by someone from the Right, I imagine the same could be written from the perspective of someone on the Left. In fact, both sides are guilty of playing the same games, whethe This book is more infuriating than interesting if you care about the future of our country, because the problems discussed therein aren't caused solely by Team Blue or Team Red - be it budget gimmicks or bullying tactics. This is a definite quick read (or listen, as I did via the Audible version). Although the book is written by someone from the Right, I imagine the same could be written from the perspective of someone on the Left. In fact, both sides are guilty of playing the same games, whether in or out of power, and the fact that they often collude together to maintain or grow their collective power is beyond words. While many of the sleazy tricks Buck describes won't really be new to someone paying attention to politics on a regular basis, getting the first-hand account of how it actually happens will make you want to put the book down and call your local congressman. Since I am not this type, I didn't do this personally, but it does lead one to conclude that the only true solution for changing the way business is conducted in Washington is from the outside via the Article V process, discussed briefly at the end. Overall, this book is good for providing first-hand accounts of Washington's antics, but is ultimately light on how any one person can solve the problems. Instead, it describes some measures that Trump can take, but one person - even a President - is severely limited in his ability to combat the corrupt Washington beast and get at the root problem: taming itself.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Koren

    If you are a rabid Trump supporter, just skip this review. Normally, I try to keep politics off of Goodreads but with this book I cant help it. I liked the first half of the book. It seemed to be a fairly bipartisan look at how Washington is screwing America. Then I got to the chapter about Hillary's emails. I get it that this book was published when Trump first took office. Now almost 9 months later there are things in the book that are obsolete. In light of the events of the past week where se If you are a rabid Trump supporter, just skip this review. Normally, I try to keep politics off of Goodreads but with this book I cant help it. I liked the first half of the book. It seemed to be a fairly bipartisan look at how Washington is screwing America. Then I got to the chapter about Hillary's emails. I get it that this book was published when Trump first took office. Now almost 9 months later there are things in the book that are obsolete. In light of the events of the past week where several of the president's advisors have been found to send emails related to government emails, the whole chapter is laughable. Then he goes on to say that he hopes that our 'new' president will drain the swamp, as he has already promised to do...ya da ya da ya da. We already know this ain't happenin'. And then....drum roll....he goes on to tell us how Washington can fix this...by cutting such things as the EPA, environmental and wildlife protection agencies...oh the list goes on. Nowhere, may I repeat, NOWHERE is taxing higher income people on the list and of course, he advocates cutting taxes for wealthy businesses. I almost threw this book across the room but it was a library book so I refrained and I only finished it because it was 150 pages and I finished it in a day and wanted to see what else he could come up with. There were some eye-openers in this book, but when it became "un"-bipartisan it lost me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Denise DeSio

    Let me preface this review by saying that as a liberal, the fact that I could tolerate listening to the whole book is a testament to Ken Buck, a Republican Congressman. The first half of the book is a scathing expose of the corruption, greed, elitism, personal interest and unmitigated squandering of tax-payer dollars perpetrated by his own party - and he isn't afraid to name names. Brian Holsopple is the perfect narrator for this book. In a somewhat gritty, no-nonsense voice, he reads with enoug Let me preface this review by saying that as a liberal, the fact that I could tolerate listening to the whole book is a testament to Ken Buck, a Republican Congressman. The first half of the book is a scathing expose of the corruption, greed, elitism, personal interest and unmitigated squandering of tax-payer dollars perpetrated by his own party - and he isn't afraid to name names. Brian Holsopple is the perfect narrator for this book. In a somewhat gritty, no-nonsense voice, he reads with enough passion to convince us he means every word and it's easy to imagine that it might be the voice of Buck himself. The book is short, roughly 4 1/2 hours, and makes its point efficiently (not that every point is salient). Once he draws you in with his unabashed criticism of Republican shenanigans, Buck takes more than a few potshots at the Obama administration, repeatedly connecting the word "unconstitutional" to several of Obama's decisions. And, as expected from a Republican, he paints both Clintons as the anti-Christ. Still, the book is mostly a stark commentary of the abuses in his own party and the choke-hold it has on our representatives. The bribes to get votes, the punishments for voting one's conscience, the lure of power and opulence, the fear of being ostracized and the lies told to American citizens simply to get reelected (of which both parties are guilty) are the values (or lack thereof) that drive our government. One of Buck's solutions? Drain the Swamp and replace corrupt politicians with moral men...so he puts his faith in Donald Trump and Paul Ryan? What? This is where I really start subtracting stars. He makes other suggestions, like utilizing a special clause in the constitution that allows the states to call for a convention that can amend the constitution to implement term limits and balance the budget. But there's a slim chance that will ever happen when everyone is rabid about protecting their elite status. Sad, disheartening, depressing and certainly no chance at all with Trump and his cronies at the helm.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mike Kanner

    First the disclosures. Ken Buck is my congressional representative and I voted for him in both of his campaigns. I am also a lecturer on political science who teaches courses on congress. Finally, I don't usually read these type of political commentary books, but was intrigued after hearing REP Buck on local radio. Having said that, this is two books. The first half is good tell all about the current norms of congress. This is the better half. Most congressional memoirs are not published until t First the disclosures. Ken Buck is my congressional representative and I voted for him in both of his campaigns. I am also a lecturer on political science who teaches courses on congress. Finally, I don't usually read these type of political commentary books, but was intrigued after hearing REP Buck on local radio. Having said that, this is two books. The first half is good tell all about the current norms of congress. This is the better half. Most congressional memoirs are not published until the member is out of office. And then they tend to be a recounting of the members time or a collection of their speeches (a way to bypass campaign contribution limits). Taking a completely different direction, REP Buck goes into the details of the money game within Congress. Unlike most accounts which is how leadership uses money to increase their power, he shows how leadership uses committee assignments to garner money for the party in what can only be described as a massive extortion scheme. The second book is the normal listing of how to change things in Washington. None of these are particularly new. Most have been kicking around Washington for a number of years with little or no success. So I recommend you read the first half and scan the second part.

  5. 4 out of 5

    TK421

    Like many other reviewers have already stated, this book is actually two books in one. The first half of the book (which I would give 5 stars) is an enlightening expose of how our elected officials constantly play politics without representation in order to serve their own agendas. The second half of the book (which I would give 1 star) is laughable, purely partisan, and completely ridiculous in its conclusions. The chapter of how President Trump could be an effective leader in draining the swam Like many other reviewers have already stated, this book is actually two books in one. The first half of the book (which I would give 5 stars) is an enlightening expose of how our elected officials constantly play politics without representation in order to serve their own agendas. The second half of the book (which I would give 1 star) is laughable, purely partisan, and completely ridiculous in its conclusions. The chapter of how President Trump could be an effective leader in draining the swamp--written before most of the shenanigans and extreme Twitter addiction--is antithetical to what has been displayed from the President. It is not the swamp that is the problem, it is the infestation of insects, vermin, reptiles, and diseases that occupy the swamp. Alas, I fear that this book is merely another political figure "making good" to save their own bacon. Or to put it another way: Scream into the wind and wait for a reply.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Martinez

    One of the best books I have read Very informative, a must read for the logical, informed voter. If you want to cut government from our lives, read this book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Denny

    I checked out Drain the Swamp because I recently read an unabashed liberal’s account of governmental corruption (Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia) and wanted to see what an avowed conservative had to say about the same topic. I’ve long known that many of our politicians are, and perhaps the whole system is, corrupt; it is a human institution above all else. I’m surprised that Ken Buck, who has played the game of politics for much of his adult life, claims not to have realized just how bad it really was b I checked out Drain the Swamp because I recently read an unabashed liberal’s account of governmental corruption (Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia) and wanted to see what an avowed conservative had to say about the same topic. I’ve long known that many of our politicians are, and perhaps the whole system is, corrupt; it is a human institution above all else. I’m surprised that Ken Buck, who has played the game of politics for much of his adult life, claims not to have realized just how bad it really was before he was elected to Congress. If what Buck claims here is true, I did learn some shocking new facts about how corrupt and broken our government has become. Apart from that, though, I derived little of value from this hack job of a book. Although Buck does cast plenty of blame on his fellow Republicans, he reserves his harshest criticism for Democrats and goes to great lengths to demonize them, especially President Obama. I became so tired of his oft-repeated refrain “President Obama’s unconstitutional and illegal” so-and-so that it numbed my intellect, and all I could do was laugh at what an obnoxious buffoon Buck appears to be. At least in this book, he comes across as an intolerant, intolerable, bloviating, self-righteous, holier-than-thou, asshole who’s incapable of accepting any blame or admitting that some of his actions and beliefs have helped to contribute to the current deplorable state of affairs in American government, politics, and political discourse. If he’s anything like that in person, I feel sorry for his constituents. It’s possible, of course, that coauthor Bill Blankschaen did the majority of the writing and either intentionally or unintentionally portrayed Buck as such a jackass. If that’s the case (which I doubt, because that would reveal him to be simply a clueless idiot), I feel sorry for Buck for having allowed this execrable screed to be published. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone except for Tea Party Republicans, Libertarians, and hardcore Trump supporters. If any of those labels apply to you, you’ll probably love this book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Roxanne

    This is the second book I have read about draining the swamp in Washington. This person Ken Buck gets elected and finds out he cann0t have his own voice. He is expected to do what the party tells him to. Both the Republicans and the Democrats work together well and they mainly have one goal, keep paying into the coffer to get reelected. If they do not carry on the party line they get punished.It is a shame when a very moral person gets to Washington and finds out we the People are not on the age This is the second book I have read about draining the swamp in Washington. This person Ken Buck gets elected and finds out he cann0t have his own voice. He is expected to do what the party tells him to. Both the Republicans and the Democrats work together well and they mainly have one goal, keep paying into the coffer to get reelected. If they do not carry on the party line they get punished.It is a shame when a very moral person gets to Washington and finds out we the People are not on the agenda.. Also all of Congress needs term limits, it is not supposed to be a lifetime job of nothing.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Guy Campbell

    What an eye-opening book on how corrupt our government really is. For the most part, this is neither democrat or republican what is, to quote the author is "bipartisan bankruptcy". How sad it has all come to this. What an eye-opening book on how corrupt our government really is. For the most part, this is neither democrat or republican what is, to quote the author is "bipartisan bankruptcy". How sad it has all come to this.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Greg

    How your elected politicians throw you under the bus for their personal gain. Remember, the government is the disease that's masquerading as the cure. Read and understand the constitution, because our politicians won't. They tell you what you want to hear, our government was formed for the individual, not the majority. Remember the definition of democracy is, 3 wolves and sheep deciding what's for dinner! How your elected politicians throw you under the bus for their personal gain. Remember, the government is the disease that's masquerading as the cure. Read and understand the constitution, because our politicians won't. They tell you what you want to hear, our government was formed for the individual, not the majority. Remember the definition of democracy is, 3 wolves and sheep deciding what's for dinner!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Clark

    some good information and ideas

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ken

    Fascinating behind the scenes look at what really happens on Capitol Hill behind closed doors. Rep. Ken Buck (R.-Colo.), a freshman in 2015 (reelected Nov. 8, 2016 to a second two-year term) reveals how both parties work to lie about budgets and focus on what's really important: raising money and getting reelected. I thought it was bad BEFORE I read the book. Plenty of blame to go around: Liberals and Democrats will enjoy this book as well as fiscal conservatives. Fascinating behind the scenes look at what really happens on Capitol Hill behind closed doors. Rep. Ken Buck (R.-Colo.), a freshman in 2015 (reelected Nov. 8, 2016 to a second two-year term) reveals how both parties work to lie about budgets and focus on what's really important: raising money and getting reelected. I thought it was bad BEFORE I read the book. Plenty of blame to go around: Liberals and Democrats will enjoy this book as well as fiscal conservatives.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Norm Konzelman

    This is not a criticism of Representative Buck or this book, just my take on it. No one..... nobody would be surprised that corruption exists in our Federal government. Maybe the only surprise here is the depth and extent of it. Representative Buck states the purpose of the book, and then through most of it's pages lists a seemingly endless litany of examples. So many my attention went elsewhere even as the audio book played. Not until the last five minutes is any solution offered that may change This is not a criticism of Representative Buck or this book, just my take on it. No one..... nobody would be surprised that corruption exists in our Federal government. Maybe the only surprise here is the depth and extent of it. Representative Buck states the purpose of the book, and then through most of it's pages lists a seemingly endless litany of examples. So many my attention went elsewhere even as the audio book played. Not until the last five minutes is any solution offered that may change the course of our Republic and even that I believe is not only unattainable, but incredibly dangerous. He promotes an Article V convention of the states fraught with the potential issues he claims it would solve. Only once briefly does he give the only real solution. The moral character of this nations citizen. That brings me to this question for you should you have the interest; How is it possible to make better the moral character of the nations citizens when the children who will be entering into a place where they might act on that character to affect the course of this nation when at this very moment, government controls and enforces actual instruction of amorality at best, and gross immorality now happening even to our youngest? When government promotes the slaughter of it's most innocent in ways evil genius's past could not imagine? No. The only help for this country rests in it's Creator God and true men and women of God. Our Founding Fathers possessed wisdom we are void of.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Don

    lies of house budget fat heavy alligator, chemo in 13, reform against self-interest, bipartisan bankruptcy ducking tuff issues lazy self-centered debt corrupt pay-to-play, $1.2m mra allowance, must have moral legislators, Huelskamp right thing, Boeing Obama ExIm Dow GE Bechtel Cat JD and unions, govt pick winners and losers distorting free market, typical govt rev 17-20% gdp and exp 17-26%, omnibus bills vs 12 appropriation bills and continuous resolutions, spending without accountability, legis lies of house budget fat heavy alligator, chemo in 13, reform against self-interest, bipartisan bankruptcy ducking tuff issues lazy self-centered debt corrupt pay-to-play, $1.2m mra allowance, must have moral legislators, Huelskamp right thing, Boeing Obama ExIm Dow GE Bechtel Cat JD and unions, govt pick winners and losers distorting free market, typical govt rev 17-20% gdp and exp 17-26%, omnibus bills vs 12 appropriation bills and continuous resolutions, spending without accountability, legislators of fraud in jail if Enron, spotted owl decline by other owls not logging yet jobs lost, 1% of endangered species come off list, sue and settle process between agencies, call us problem solvers?, nclb by Ted Kennedy and Boehner, 25% of transpo dollars not on highway projects, do regular maint not upgrades, Reagan I’m from the govt and I’m here to help, remove incentive for abuse take back power, $1 of lobby reeps hundredfold subsidy, Indian schools failing, 5 to do limit presidential power admin state reform lobbyist balance budget repeal Obamacare, term limits serve not be served sunset provisions Article5 constitution character and courage.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Clark

    I was torn between a 4-Star and 5-Star rating as the writing itself was not great and somewhat disjointed. But the content and the message conveyed was 5+ Stars. The Swamp that is Washington, DC is best summed up with a quote from page 10: "Members of Congress have only one problem that they're serious about solving - and that's getting re-elected. And they're convinced that the path to re-election lies through bribing the American people with endless government programs we can't afford." Things w I was torn between a 4-Star and 5-Star rating as the writing itself was not great and somewhat disjointed. But the content and the message conveyed was 5+ Stars. The Swamp that is Washington, DC is best summed up with a quote from page 10: "Members of Congress have only one problem that they're serious about solving - and that's getting re-elected. And they're convinced that the path to re-election lies through bribing the American people with endless government programs we can't afford." Things would have remained unchanged had Hilary been elected but, with President Trump, there is some hope of improvement. Once "entitlement" programs are in place, Congress, as a whole, does not have the courage to remove them, as we saw with Obamacare. But President Trump has shown that he can take the abuse thrown at him and still Drain the Swamp, but more slowly than hoped. It took great courage for Ken Buck to write this book as it is not very friendly toward his fellow Senators or to those in the House. I commend his effort.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Roy Murry

    Congressman KEN BUCK with Bill Blankschaen Review by Roy Murry, Author After reading this book twice, I will continue to post my mantra ‘TERM LIMITS’ on Social Media until the end. BUCK, a Congressman, agrees with that policy which will never be proposed by the Congress. Those limits and a Balance Budget must come from the PEOPLE via States’ vote at a Constitutional Convention for Amendments. But I feel, and I think this congressman agrees, unfortunately, will not happen because of the 'Making Congr Congressman KEN BUCK with Bill Blankschaen Review by Roy Murry, Author After reading this book twice, I will continue to post my mantra ‘TERM LIMITS’ on Social Media until the end. BUCK, a Congressman, agrees with that policy which will never be proposed by the Congress. Those limits and a Balance Budget must come from the PEOPLE via States’ vote at a Constitutional Convention for Amendments. But I feel, and I think this congressman agrees, unfortunately, will not happen because of the 'Making Congress a life profession' in Washington. BUCK has upset his cohorts in Congress with his PEOPLE FIRST attitude which comes across in his writing of various contra acts by the members. He gives the reader short explanations as to the character crisis of members in general, corporate welfare through lobbies, the government in a zombie state, and other oddities of the USA stagnant government. DRAIN THE SWAMP is published in 2017 as President takes office, and BUCK makes his recommendations. It is interesting how little the American people are fooled by the ones they voted to send to represent them. The writing is clear and understandable giving the reader a shock of reality. I recommend the book for anyone who is interested in helping to DRAIN THE SWAMP. Here is the interview that helped me to decide to buy this book. Interview of Congressman Ken Buck by Sharyl Attkisson on Full Measure, which I can not put here. You will have to go to YouTube.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Bobbi

    Congressman Buck is my Representative and while I never agree with how he votes, I don't usually hate him as a person. The first half of the book was fascinating in the descriptions of "how things really work" in Congress. He could have left out the jabs at various people, but he seemed to spread them evenly around both Democrats and Republicans. The second half of the book was a little scary because his solution to the problem is to amend the Constitution, which screams "slippery slope" to me. Congressman Buck is my Representative and while I never agree with how he votes, I don't usually hate him as a person. The first half of the book was fascinating in the descriptions of "how things really work" in Congress. He could have left out the jabs at various people, but he seemed to spread them evenly around both Democrats and Republicans. The second half of the book was a little scary because his solution to the problem is to amend the Constitution, which screams "slippery slope" to me.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie Kuntz

    Great read. The book tells the truth and is shocking how corrupt our congress is. Ken Buck is a hero. He gives many solutions to fixing the congress. It starts with us! Read the book and act. A read for every patriot who loves this country. Book deserves five stars. Corrupt congress is. As a patriot get involved in changing the system read Bucks book. The book gives great solutions

  19. 5 out of 5

    Logan

    Every conversation I have with my friends regarding current American politics feels so gloomy, and this book for most of it described it as such, but I really appreciated how precise it was in the sources of the problems my friends and I talk about. It's written decently well to avoid this partisan aggression so commonplace in the media, even if my biases cloud it a little. Every conversation I have with my friends regarding current American politics feels so gloomy, and this book for most of it described it as such, but I really appreciated how precise it was in the sources of the problems my friends and I talk about. It's written decently well to avoid this partisan aggression so commonplace in the media, even if my biases cloud it a little.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Chris Doelle

    Was this book perfect? No. Was it the best thing I have read about the systematic selling out, by both parties, of our country to special interest and big money? Definitely. Read my full review --> http://www.ridingwiththewindowdown.co... Was this book perfect? No. Was it the best thing I have read about the systematic selling out, by both parties, of our country to special interest and big money? Definitely. Read my full review --> http://www.ridingwiththewindowdown.co...

  21. 5 out of 5

    Deborah B Bingley

    Disgusting I was so upset, I could only read a few pages at a time. No matter your political beliefs, it is a worthy book. Our elected "leaders" really are after power....We need to be more proactive! Disgusting I was so upset, I could only read a few pages at a time. No matter your political beliefs, it is a worthy book. Our elected "leaders" really are after power....We need to be more proactive!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    I found the book both informative and interesting. A lot of the book is Buck's opinion, but he presents logical arguments to go along with it. Good read to learn a little mor about government corruption. I found the book both informative and interesting. A lot of the book is Buck's opinion, but he presents logical arguments to go along with it. Good read to learn a little mor about government corruption.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin C Drake

    Don't judge the book by its title, or what you may have heard about its author. It stands on its own merit. This book shows appaling politics on both sides of the aisle, and rather than being devisive, is unifying if one is disgusted with greed, pork-barrel spending, power-grabs and falsehood. Don't judge the book by its title, or what you may have heard about its author. It stands on its own merit. This book shows appaling politics on both sides of the aisle, and rather than being devisive, is unifying if one is disgusted with greed, pork-barrel spending, power-grabs and falsehood.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline Walsh

    A MUST READ Anyone who is interested in how our government "really" functions should read this book-A real eye opener into the waste,fraud and downright dishonesty of some in the government whose job it is to protect and serve their constituents. A MUST READ Anyone who is interested in how our government "really" functions should read this book-A real eye opener into the waste,fraud and downright dishonesty of some in the government whose job it is to protect and serve their constituents.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Richard McNish

    Don’t blame me I voted for Trump Sad but true story of the people who are supposed to represent us. Watch what happens now when those pulling Biden’s strings move forward. God help the USA

  26. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Seamons

    Washington is more corrupt than you can imagine. This book tells all the dirty little secrets about lavish spending disgusting actions by our country's leaders. When will the corruption stop??!! Washington is more corrupt than you can imagine. This book tells all the dirty little secrets about lavish spending disgusting actions by our country's leaders. When will the corruption stop??!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Brad Brushman

    Excellent book points out much about how Congress in both parties are more alike than different! The problem is the people in power only want more power not what is good for the country!

  28. 4 out of 5

    John Thyson

    Should be mandatory reading for every high school senior. Simple, straight forward, easy to read.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Benetti

    Loved it! He provides great detail of what’s wrong and how to fix it. He’s funny and charming.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anita Renaghan

    An interesting delve behind the scenes of the United States Congress.

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