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State Governments Soaked In Corruption

Republican politicians say that they want the federal government to cede powers to state governments, saying that state governments are more trustworthy because they are more closely accountable to “the people”. Just who the GOP is referring to when it talks about “the people” is strongly suggested by a new report by the Center for Public Integrity.

The Center assessed the quality of anticorruption laws and the practices of corporate lobbyists in each of the 50 states, and then issued each state a grade, indicating how well it is upholding basic standards of ethics in government. The highest grade any state received was a C, by Alaska. Only two other states, Connecticut and California, got better than a D, and they got C- grades. 11 states (Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wyoming) received grades of F.

When politicians tell you that they “want the states to decide” on an issue, what they really mean is that they want the lobbyists to decide.

3 thoughts on “State Governments Soaked In Corruption”

  1. Jason H. says:

    Primarily when GOP politicians tell you that they “want the states to decide” on an issue, what they really mean is that they (GOP) want the lobbyists to decide.

  2. Quinton Underwood says:

    Mr. Jason H,Really, “State governments Soaked In Corruption” is anyone supposed think that this is news? This is not anything new. Oh, the lobbyists, it is the individual sitting behind the desk who panders to the lobbyists. On the subject of “want the states to decide”, the difference here is the Dems (who are Anti USA)in
    D C will never be satisfied until they have total control and there is nothing that is considered immoral and the Dems can promote the murder of over a million of the most defenseless humans, the unborn baby. Yes the states do know better.

    “I make a living by what I get, I make a life by what I give”

  3. J Clifford says:

    The Democrats are anti-USA?

    Quinton, they are half of the USA.

    You’re out on the fringes, here.

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