TV program note: Ken Buck will be on the C-Span2 show After Words at the following times:
Apr 22, 2017 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Apr 23, 2017 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Apr 24, 2017 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Apr 30, 2017 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Dailysignal.com provides a hint at what he might talk about in Congressman Says Corruption in Washington Is ‘Worse Than You Think’. Excerpt:
Buck said his book addresses corruption present in government today that he was not prepared for after being elected to Congress in 2014. “One of the things that I found startling when I got here is that you have to pay dues to be on a committee,” Buck said.
During the time he served on the House Judiciary Committee, Buck said he had to pay periodic dues of $200,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, the campaign committee of the House of Representatives.
Now, as a member of the House Rules Committee, Buck’s periodic dues are $450,000.
The obligation to pay dues, Buck said, forces members of Congress to hold fundraising receptions and encourages corrupt influences from special interest organizations who attend the fundraisers.
“Who comes to those receptions with checks?” Buck said. “Lobbyists, special interests that want something in return. So there is a game that goes on that you owe the party money and you are expected to vote with the chairman and you are expected to help special interests groups in Washington, D.C.”
Play along to get along. Congress is part of the swamp.