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A veteran politician has anonymously released a tell-all book exposing corruption in Congress.
The 65-page manifesto titled “The Confessions of Congressman X” reportedly comes from a Democratic member of the House who is either still serving or has served in Congress over the last twenty years, The New York Post reported Friday.
“Like most of my colleagues, I promise my constituents a lot of stuff I can never deliver,” the anonymous writer said, “But what the hell? It makes them happy hearing it . . . My main job is to keep my job.”
The controversial book, published by Mill City Press, pulls back the curtain on a Congress allegedly enslaved to lobbyists like “puppets” while ignoring real problems and constituents who know nothing, according to the Post.
“Voters are incredibly ignorant. It’s far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification,” said Congressman X, crediting anonymity for the freedom to expose the secrets the public never sees.
“We spend money we don’t have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation. It’s about getting credit now, lookin’ good for the upcoming election,” he said.
The bombshell book is based on years of transcribed private discussions that were given to editor Robert Atkinson last November by the mystery writer, sparking a political guessing game as to the author’s true identity, the Post reported.
“Business organizations and unions fork over more than $3 billion a year to those who lobby the federal government. Does that tell you something? We’re operating a f–king casino,” said the congressman, who described himself as a “closet moderate.”
In an election year that has driven more voters to rally around anti-establishment candidates like Donald Trump, the book is poised to confirm their worst fears about the government. Congressman X accuses Washington leaders of spending more time fundraising than reading bills, and has even titled one chapter “Harry Reid’s a Pompous Ass.”
“There seems to be a complete disintegration of confidence in government. A fear that government is its own special interest,” he said.
“America’s on an irreversible decline and no one in Washington seems to care . . . God help us.”
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