New York Times bestselling author and ambush journalist Jason Mattera sets his sights on his next big target: crony liberals, including Al Gore, Carlos Slim, Harry Reid, and Jay Z, whose riches come at taxpayer expense. From billionaire business tycoons like George Soros and Warren Buffett to movie industry moguls like Jeffrey Katzenberg and Stephen Spielberg, American liberals are using government breaks and shortcuts to pervert the free market. These arich bastardsa leverage crony connections to bag millions for phony agreen companiesa that go bust, vacuum public coffers to build glitzy stadiums, utilize little-known tax loopholes to loot $1.5 billion for Hollywood movies, and more. They use government to rig the game in their favor and leave taxpayers holding the bill. And when government gets in the business of picking winners and losers through bailouts and tax breaks, free market competition begins to atrophy. Thatas what big government leftistsaand corporate Republicans-in-name-onlyawant to happen. In this explosive, funny-as-hell investigative exposAc, Mattera reveals the infuriating schemes that result when the filthy rich combine cronyism and capitalism. Crapitalism pulls back the curtain on a cast of cronyites who make millions taking advantage of taxpayersaand still brag about how theyare looking out for the little guy.Plus, as Forbes pointed out, Costcoa#39;s business model doesna#39;t exactly make for an apples-to-apples comparison. ... The Baton Rouge parish/city council approved $7.8 million worth of reimbursements for building a Costco in another blightedanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2014-10-07|