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To see how bad political corruption in this state is, look no further than the Tallahassee Democrat.
Not the news pages — though there's plenty of evidence there, too. No, I'm talking about a front-page ad that the FBI took out not long ago.
"Dishonest government officials aren't just wasting your tax dollars," the ad said. "They're betraying your trust. Report public corruption to the FBI."
That's right. Crooked officials are so rampant in Florida, we actually have the feds taking out front-page ads … in the state capital, appropriately enough.
This shouldn't be a surprise. Last year, a grand jury studied Florida's heinous record and found that more than 800 public officials had been convicted during a 10-year period — the highest total in America.
We're talking about everything from bid-rigging to cash payouts.
And that says nothing about all the improprieties we read about that never get prosecuted.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Vitchilo
I didn't see any link to the actual ad, and if there really was an ad, there would be no proof that the FBI took out the ad. It is much more likely that some political action committee took out the ad, and added the line to contact the FBI to report fraud or abuse.
Florida does have plenty of issues, but it isn't that much different than any other state.
Originally posted by dizziedame
Get past Jacksonville and it's hard to find a glass of sweet tea and a nice bowl of grits.