‘Extortion’ Author: DC More ‘Sopranos’ Than ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’

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imagesOn Friday, Peter Schweizer, the author of Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, said the culture of Washington, D.C. resembles The Sopranos more than Jimmy Stewart’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Schweizer’s comments echoed the fundamental thesis of his book: that lawmakers in Washington extort more moneyarrow-10x10.png and favors from companies and industries than those companies influence legislators.

The Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute President addressed the Young America’s Foundation at the Reagan Ranch in California. He said Washington is now “less Jimmy Stewart and more like the Sopranos” as the country is ”moving from a free market economy and approaching an extortion economy of which Washington, D.C. is our nation’s capital.”

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