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« on: June 24, 2012, 12:47:15 am »
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http://247wallst.com/2012/03/22/americas-most-corrupt-states

8. Michigan
7. North Dakota
6. South Carolina
5. Maine
4. Virginia
3. Wyoming
2. South Dakota
1. Georgia

Yes, no New Jersey or New Mexico. Interesting.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 12:49:36 am »
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No Lousiana? Fail.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 12:54:01 am »
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Or Illinois?  Wtf?
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 12:55:33 am »
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No Utah?
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 12:58:56 am »
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http://247wallst.com/2012/03/22/americas-most-corrupt-states

8. Michigan
7. North Dakota
6. South Carolina
5. Maine
4. Virginia
3. Wyoming
2. South Dakota
1. Georgia

Yes, no New Jersey or New Mexico. Interesting.

The really ironic thing is that New Jersey was the least corrupt. The top 4 least corrupt were all solid blue states.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 01:02:25 am »
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The articel says, "Earlier this week, the Center for Public Integrity released a report detailing the risk of corruption and lack of accountability in all 50 states."  So I don't think it's actually looking at corruption, just potential for corruption, whatever that means.
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2012, 01:22:36 am »
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Didn't we do this thread last year? coming to the same conclusion Inks just said.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012, 01:43:29 am »
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Alaska, Rhode Island, Illinois, New Jersey, Mississippi, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan

Hon. mention:  Alabama, Connecticut, Nevada, Hawaii, New Mexico, Pennsylvania
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2012, 02:18:23 am »
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It's not really a measure of corruption, it's a measure of how tough a state's anti-corruption laws are and how strictly they're enforced. Georgia is the worst because everyone in our legislature happily recieves truckloads of money from lobbyists and nobody will never do anything to limit those funds.
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2012, 02:21:04 am »
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Stupid list. No Jersey, Nevada or Illinois? Fail.
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2012, 03:18:14 am »
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No Lousiana? Fail.

Well, as pointed out this wasn't the actual most corrupt state list. Which Louisiana should probably be at the top of.
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2012, 04:28:23 pm »
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Or Illinois?  Wtf?
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2012, 04:33:07 pm »
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Indeed, aren't some of those states considered to be among the least corrupt?

It makes sense, that if they don't have a corruption problem, or atleast not in the last several decades, that their anti-corruption laws would be inferior and outdated.


The subject line should be changed.
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2012, 05:21:10 pm »
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Yes, the subject line is inaccurate, as was half the reporting about this.  These represent the most corruptible states.
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 09:25:26 pm »
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mostly red states
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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 09:27:40 pm »
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No Lousiana? Fail.
or rhode island. yeah right.
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2012, 10:47:39 pm »
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If Illinois and Texas aren't on that list, then it's fake.
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2012, 10:50:35 pm »
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It's not really a measure of corruption, it's a measure of how tough a state's anti-corruption laws are and how strictly they're enforced. Georgia is the worst because everyone in our legislature happily recieves truckloads of money from lobbyists and nobody will never do anything to limit those funds.
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The second I saw the thread title, I knew Georgia would be first. Just look what happened when Karen Handel tried to become Governor.
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