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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:14 PM
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Florida Center for Investigative Reporting: The Political Lessons of Rick Scott
http://fcir.org/2011/04/04/the-political-lessons-of-ric... /

The FCIR is "thanking" Rick Scott for being "a morality tale in the flesh for Floridians" -- one from which they've learned so much compared to the times Before Scott (BS) -- but also saying, near the end of the column, "But please, no more."


The Political Lessons of Rick Scott
Published on April 4, 2011
By Ralph De La Cruz
Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

-snipping paragraphs, including the first one about Scott's stake in Solantic-

Who knew that unlike other states and the federal government, all you have to do is simply transfer that stake to your wife? The same wife with whom you share a house (or houses) and bank accounts. And poof just like legal magic, its as if the $62 million didnt exist. Except, of course, for that lovely windfall. Is this a great state, or what?

BS, who knew that no matter how really, really, really, really bad a Florida governor turned out to be, theres no way to recall him?

BS, Florida politicos had been using and abusing state law for decades to get what they wanted, and to pay back favors. But it was done so subtly. Youd have to go all the way to the second floor of the Capitol and see the army of lobbyists who actually write and push through the laws that benefit their clients before you could grasp what was really happening.

Say what you may about him, but at least Scott is brazenly upfront. Remember Scotts inauguration fundraisers with folks such as the private prison company GEO Group? Followed now by his move to privatize prisons.

-snip-
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:29 PM
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1. This all happened because both Republican and Democratic
real estate and construction investors donated heavily to political campaigns that can be traced to presidential campaigns for the Democrats, and State offices for the Republicans. Both corrupt in their different ways.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:34 PM
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