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Old 12-12-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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They are all crooked no matter what party ... the Governor of Illinois just got caught ... that's the only difference.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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According to this list made by the publication The Corporate Crime Reporter, Illinois only ranks number six in terms of public corruption! I know this article came out in October before Blago-gate, however... But it's scary that there are other states where things could actually be worse...

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Here is the top 10:

Louisiana (1)
Mississippi (2)
Kentucky (3)
Alabama (4)
Ohio (5)
Illinois (6)
Pennsylvania (7)
Florida (8)
New Jersey (9)
New York (10).
This report has it listed as 18th based on per capita.

North Dakota tops analysis of corruption - USATODAY.com
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
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And southern states? Spreading around some of those good, Bible Belt, Christian morals.
Southern Louisiana and New Orleans never were in the bible belt.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I am always skeptical about these lists. There is too much subjectivity to what forms of corruption should be weighted in what way. The same goes for studies that make conclusions such as "healthiest state" or "highest quality of life". Each one of these studies creates an index which usually considers a number of factors (number of convictions, amount of dollars in bribes, lobbying $, etc). Different studies use different factors, and effectively weight them differently. That is why one study will come to a completely different conclusion from another (North Dakota, Louisiana). My suggestion is to look at facts, such as number of conviction, and come to your own conclusions.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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Southern Louisiana and New Orleans never were in the bible belt.
The French Quarter is probably more the Satanic Belt!
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