Lobbyists pick up dining tabs with new Speaker (Georgia)

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    Lobbyists pick up dining tabs with new Speaker | ajc.com

    I'm also having a delicious meal at the moment, a full helping of irony with a side meal.
     
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    The more things change and all.

    BTW, before anyone makes this a (D) vs (R) issue, trust me, there ain't much of a difference down here in Jaw-jah between the two. It really is the good 'ole boy network. Gotten worse during Purdue, but if you put most (D)'s and (R)'s side by side, there ain't much of an ideological difference betwixt the two outside of the old guard civil rights pioneers who have made their way into the statehouse.
     
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    I figured Georgia was one of those places where the majority of the politicians was corrupt anyway. As with most places.

    Though my state is the most corrupt north of Louisiana. :lol:
     
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    Illinois?
     
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    Nope. We make Illinois look like a playground. :lol:
     
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    Depends on how you define corruption. Buying people off, fraud, corporate control etc, not so much (but I'm sure it happens). It's more along "I grew up with Jim-Bob, went to UGA together, I know he'll do a good job, so give him the contract"....ie: the good ole boy network...but not necessarily to the detriment of the project being awarded.
     
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    I know people in Wisconsin that complain about corruption in Illinois. So what state you referring to?
     
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    You truly are the most one-dimensional moron on this site.
    Let's start with, was there any violation of the law in any of this? Since the article didnt mention it I would assume the answer is no.
    Then let's go with, all of this was disclosed, none of it under the table. So if you object to your politician getting a free meal here is all the info you need to vote him out.
    Finally, do you really think a lobbyist is going to buy a politician for a $43 lunch?
    John R Lott jr did a study of politicians and their voting patterns after they announced they were retiring. Turns out lobbyist money really didn't play a part in any of their voting.
    Once again, Dogshit proves he is the least informed member of this board. Nice going.
     
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    $43 is not that big a deal for two lunches.

    While politicians should avoid the appearance of inpropriety....this is mostly petty
     
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    It would take more than lunch to buy me off. No big deal; one less dinner on the taxpayer's credit card.
     

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