By Greg Palast
NOW a brand new YORK instances BESTSELLER!
A shut presidential election in November may perhaps good come right down to contested states or perhaps districts--an election determined by means of vote robbery? it might probably occur this yr. in keeping with Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC tv, Billionaires & poll Bandits: how one can scouse borrow an Election in nine effortless Steps might be an important publication released this year--one that can retailer the election. final week Billionaires & poll Bandits debuted at the NYT Bestseller record at #10 in paperback nonfiction.
Billionaires & poll Bandits names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who're super-funding the Super-PACs of either parties--billionaires with nicknames like "The Ice Man," "The Vulture" and, after all, The Brothers Koch. advised with Palast's no-holds-barred, reporter-on-the-beat kind, the evidence as he lays them out are extraordinary. What emerges in Billionaires & poll Bandits is the never-before-told-story of the epic conflict being fought backstage among the outdated cash banking area that also helps Obama, and the recent hedge fund billionaires like Paul Singer who not just help Romney but additionally are between his key fiscal advisors. even though it has no longer been mentioned, Obama has proven a few spine in status as much as the monetary excesses of the boys at the back of Romney. Billionaires & poll Bandits exposes the formerly unreported information on how operatives plan to exploit the masses of thousands in Super-PAC cash pouring into this election. we all know the money is pouring in, yet Palast indicates us the convoluted methods the cash could be used to suppress your vote.
The tale of the billionaires and why they need to shop for an election is matched with the 9 methods they could thieve the election. His tale of the subtle new trickery will decide up on Palast's mammoth New York Times bestseller, The most sensible Democracy funds Can Buy.
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Ready by way of Grover and the Ice guy. And that’s what the $50 million in “donations” is for. 7. The Vulture a decision got here in from ny to my bosses at BBC tv Centre, London. It was once from one of many knuckle-draggers at the payroll of billionaire Paul Singer, #1 funder for the Republican celebration in big apple, million-dollar donor to the Mitt Romney super-PAC, and best money-giver to the GOP Senate crusade fund. yet larger recognized to us as Singer the Vulture. “We have a dossier on Greg Palast. ” good, after all they do. and i've a dossier on them. I had simply back from touring up the Congo River for BBC and the dad or mum. Singer’s enforcer indicated that Mr. Singer would like BBC now not run a narrative approximately him— specially now not with movie of his anguish prey: young ones, cholera sufferers. like every vulture, Singer feasts while sufferers die. actually. for instance, Singer made a pile procuring asbestos corporation Owens Corning out of financial ruin. the corporate had hid from its staff they might get asbestosis from dealing with their product. You don’t are looking to die of asbestosis. Your lungs flip to mush and also you drown within your self. The asbestos corporation used to be compelled to pay tens of millions of its employees for his or her therapy and for his or her households after their deaths. yet then Singer used his political muscle to screw down the repayment promised to the staff. He provided them peanuts. And, demise, they took it. just like the Ice guy, Singer the Vulture used the cudgel of “tort reform” to overcome the weakened employees into submission. With asbestos employees buried or bought-off reasonable, Singer’s asbestos loss of life factories have been now worthy a fortune . . . and Singer made his first “killing. ” Then it used to be directly to Peru, the place Singer had, via a super financial-legal maneuver too questionable for others to try, grabbed regulate of the total economy of the rustic. while Peru’s scamp of a president, Alberto Fujimori, determined it was once a good suggestion to escape his nation (ahead of his arrest on homicide charges), Singer, Peru’s attorney Mark Cymrot of Baker & Hostetler advised me, permit Fujimori get away in go back for the Murderer-in-Chief ordering Peru’s treasury to pay Singer $58 million. Singer had seized Peru’s “Air strength One” presidential jet; for the payoff, Singer passed him the keys to the getaway airplane. And incidentally, I didn’t provide Singer the identify “Vulture. ” His personal banker friends did—with admiration of their voices. What provoked the threatening name to BBC from Singer’s device was once my movie from the Congos (there are countries in Africa known as “Congo”). there's a cholera epidemic in West Africa as a result of loss of fresh water. Our research realized that Singer paid approximately $10 million for a few “debt” supposedly incurred by way of the Republic of Congo. to assemble on his $10 million, Singer had all started seizing approximately $400 million within the bad nation’s resources. five fresh water for the Congo? disregard it—Singer and his vulture colleagues grabbed all of it. In Africa, I spoke with Winston Tubman, the previous deputy secretary-general of the UN.