Monday, April 17, 2017
By Paul Martin

Insider reveals sickening reason it’s so difficult to ‘drain the swamp’


A GOP congressman is detailing why it’s so difficult to bring about meaningful conservative reforms in Washington and how even Republicans are quickly conditioned to go along to get along, a practice he says is driving up the debt and deeply eroding confidence in Washington.

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., is beginning his second term in the House of Representatives, but his first two years in Congress provided enough fodder for his new book, “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think.”

Buck narrowly lost the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Colorado. Four years later, he easily won a seat in the House after incumbent Cory Gardner embarked on a successful U.S. Senate bid.


us-capitolAlready convinced Washington was broken, it didn’t take long for Buck to discover it was far worse than he realized.

“What surprised me was learning the specifics of the corruption, learning the details and how the establishment and leadership uses certain influences to try to create discipline and order to a certain extent but to also make sure that the special-interest groups are taken care of,” Buck said in an interview with WND and Radio America.

One of the first big surprises was the pressure put on all members to fund-raise on behalf of the National Republican Congressional Committee, which is tasked with winning House races. Buck said all members are obligated to raise money, and those on lucrative committees are tasked with raising even more.

The most high-profile committees include Appropriations, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Rules and Financial Services.

“We have dues, and if you’re on an ‘A’ committee, your dues are higher than if you’re on a ‘B’ committee. By higher, I mean $450,000 this year for being on an ‘A’ committee,” Buck said.

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