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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:04 AM
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is there any state without corrupt politicians selling out the people for the corporatists?
An example http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-growth-...

GOP let developers write the law and pass it for unencumbered growth
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:07 AM
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1. Yes, Vermont. My guv doesn't. the guys in the statehouse don't. My reps in D.C. don't.
I actually like and admire many politicians here.
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:09 AM
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2. I've got Sam Farr and Barbara Boxer..happy about that..feinstein, well, occasionally..nt
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:43 AM
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4. Feinstein, spouse to war profiteer Richard Blum. She voted for
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 01:51 AM by coalition_unwilling
Operation Shocking and Awful and I'm guessing her hubby's company made a bundle off all the blood money thereby generated.

Feinstein is a war pig.

"In 1980, Feinstein married Richard C. Blum, an investment banker. In 2003, Feinstein was ranked the fifth-wealthiest senator, with an estimated net worth of $26 million.<7> By 2005 her net worth had increased to between $43 million and $99 million."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianne_Feinstein
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:25 AM
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3. It just makes me want to cry. I am hoping people here will wake up. nt
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:41 AM
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5. illinios is`t to bad...
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:06 AM
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6. One name comes to mind.
Al Franken.
But I think the other posters missed your point. State = other countries. It looks like maybe Norway and Luxembourg where both are doing very well for themselves right now.
http://www.financialjesus.com/how-to-get-rich/top-10-wo... /
I left out Qatar because it is a small Middle Eastern Country, and politics over there are different and religion driven.
Duckie
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:18 AM
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7. It sure as hell isn't my state.
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 07:20 AM by GoCubsGo
South Carolina is still fairly rural, but it has been becoming less and less so over the past couple of decades. I am not sure we even had many regulations to gut in the first place. Development is rampant, especially along the coast. In my town, which is in the Midlands, they keep slapping up homes and commercial buildings on every square food of property they can find. This despite the fact that hundreds of houses and buildings sit empty and for sale. On my street alone, there are five houses for sale in a two block stretch. There will be six as soon as I find a realtor. The house next door went up for sale in April. Not one person has come to look at it. Meanwhile, I keep seeing ads for new developments...

Goddamn republicans. A pox on them all.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:22 AM
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8. I'm pretty fond of Peter DeFazio, and Jeff Merkely
Wyden's not so bad either. And while I would be hesitant to say that there is any State which is free of corporate corruption, I would not hesitate to say that Florida is extremely corrupt, probably one of the leading states for that sort of thing.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:24 AM
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9. Michigan is the intersection of corruption and entrenched power. No.
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