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The Ten Most Corrupt States in America
« on: June 11, 2014, 09:30:10 AM »
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Re: The Ten Most Corrupt States in America
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 09:39:16 AM »
How in the **** did New York not make this list?
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The researchers studied more than 25,000 convictions of public officials for violation of federal corruption laws between 1976 and 2008
Oh, that's how. They didn't really go after the politicians in New York until 2008, beginning with Spitzer's call-girl scandal. In New York, they simply get away with it.

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Re: The Ten Most Corrupt States in America
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 09:42:17 AM »
I don't know anything about South Dakota, but was surprised to see that state and not West Virginia on the list.
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Re: The Ten Most Corrupt States in America
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 09:47:19 AM »
How in the **** did New York not make this list? Oh, that's how. They didn't really go after the politicians in New York until 2008, beginning with Spitzer's call-girl scandal. In New York, they simply get away with it.

You can bet your bottom dollar that the same ten states have an Attorney General that is actually going after political corruption in their respective states unlike New York and a host of others!

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Re: The Ten Most Corrupt States in America
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 03:36:00 PM »
How in the **** did New York not make this list? Oh, that's how. They didn't really go after the politicians in New York until 2008, beginning with Spitzer's call-girl scandal. In New York, they simply get away with it.


that, or maybe the "good" folks in Albany paid off enough of their staffers to keep NYS off the list.

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Re: The Ten Most Corrupt States in America
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 05:15:23 PM »
I don't know anything about South Dakota, but was surprised to see that state and not West Virginia on the list.
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Re: The Ten Most Corrupt States in America
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 06:36:09 PM »
"The researchers studied more than 25,000 convictions of public officials for violation of federal corruption laws between 1976 and 2008"
 
LOL This 'report' or list is pure crap. It is bassackwards. They were too dense to realize that 'convictions' means that at least someone is paying attention. It is the States with the least convictions would be more worthy of study.
 
But, whatever. Another day another list, or survey, or report about something from an unknown group with an unknown agenda.
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Re: The Ten Most Corrupt States in America
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2014, 07:21:07 PM »
"The researchers studied more than 25,000 convictions of public officials for violation of federal corruption laws between 1976 and 2008"
 
LOL This 'report' or list is pure crap. It is bassackwards. They were too dense to realize that 'convictions' means that at least someone is paying attention. It is the States with the least convictions would be more worthy of study.
 
But, whatever. Another day another list, or survey, or report about something from an unknown group with an unknown agenda.

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Re: The Ten Most Corrupt States in America
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2014, 08:34:43 PM »

that, or maybe the "good" folks in Albany paid off enough of their staffers to keep NYS off the list.
I remember last year a story came out that my local state senator was claiming a homestead exemption on her house in a suburb of Albany-- not only that, she was also claiming a homestead exemption on the house in her district, under her husband's name. That is a big no-no.

All of a sudden the town assessor came out and said it was all a big mistake and a misunderstanding and, a few months later, the state suddenly decided to wipe all the homestead exemptions off the books and make everyone re-register.

Did I mention that she is a Republican?
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Re: The Ten Most Corrupt States in America
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2014, 01:53:36 PM »
I guess New Jersey is not part of the United States?  :shrug:


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