Earlier this week journalist Greg Palast was on the online radio show Just Peace about his latest book Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an election in 9 easy Steps.
In Billionaires & Ballot Bandits Palast names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who are super-funding the Super-PACs of both parties—billionaires with nicknames like “The Ice Man,” “The Vulture” and, of course, The Brothers Koch. Told with Palast’s no-holds-barred, reporter-on-the-beat style, the facts as he lays them out are staggering.
What emerges in Billionaires & Ballot Bandits is the never-before-told-story of the epic battle being fought behind he scenes between the old money banking sector that still supports President Barack Obama, and the new hedge fund billionaires like Paul Singer who not only support Romney but also are among his key economic advisors.
Although it has not been reported, Obama has shown some backbone in standing up to the financial excesses of the men behind Romney. Billionaires & Ballot Bandits exposes the previously unreported details on how operatives plan to use the hundreds of millions in Super-PAC money pouring into this election. everyone knows the money is pouring in, but Palast shows the convoluted ways the money will be used to suppress your vote.
The story of the billionaires and why they want to buy an election is matched with the nine ways they can steal the election. His story of the sophisticated new trickery will pick up on Palast’s giant New york times bestseller, the Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
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