Throw Them All Out by Peter Schweizer

Throw Them All Out

By Peter Schweizer

  • Publication Date: 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 242 Ratings)

Book Synopsis


How is it that politicians often enter office with relatively modest assets, but then, as investors, regularly beat the stock market and sometimes beat the most rapacious hedge funds? How did some members of Congress know to dump their stock holdings just in time to escape the effects of the 2008 financial meltdown? And how is it that billionaires and hedge fund managers often make well-timed investment decisions that anticipate events in Washington?

In this powerfully argued book, Peter Schweizer blows the lid off Washington’s epidemic of “honest graft.” He exposes a secret world where members of Congress insert earmarks into bills to improve their own real-estate holdings, and campaign contributors receive billions in federal grants. Nobody goes to jail. Throw Them All Out casts light into the darkest corners of the political system — and offers ways to clean house.

"Throw Them All Out is filled with stories of petty theft and so-called 'honest graft' . . . Unsparingly bipartisan in [its] criticism of Washington . . . Mr. Schweizer has performed a valuable service to his country." — Washington Times

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Latest User Reviews

  • Confirms all of my suspicions

    By hockeypa
    It not only confirmed what I already suspected, but it paints these jokers as hypocrites. Thank sir, for really opening my eyes! A great read!
  • It's worse than I thought

    By Ploopypoop209
    A superb exposé that begs for several sequels.
  • Great read!!

    By Hllz203
    Awesome book!!
  • Throw them all out

    By JMLasko
    FANTASTIC!!! This should be REQUIRED reading for every American!
  • Great

    By VooDooBomb
    Great book. I am only halfway through but am totally sucked in. This is a great but for any party.
  • Read it

    By Against socialism
    Everyone should read this book. Then maybe people will understand why giving these people more power is so dangerous.
  • Contradicting!

    By Sicheon
    And this started 4 years ago?
  • Throw Them All Out

    By Sheila O.
    We know corruption exists in Government. The author explains, with great clarity the various forms of corruption and HOW it happens. He also offers solutions. Well researched and documented. A must read for every taxpayer! It's disgusting that politicians think they are entitled to our money for their personal gain; and, that they are better than the citizens they serve. Schweitzer is right, "Throw them all out!"