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Florida governorship for sale; highest bidder wanted!

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Message Farid Khavari

Florida politicians for sale or rent are the best investment in history!  Florida Governor Rick Scott's crony Mike Fernandez donated $1,000,000 to Scott's campaign, a nice "thank you" to Scott for 13 Medicaid contracts worth $1 billion or more, and hopefully more to come! Charlie Crist's fat-cat trial-lawyer cronies are investing millions vying for their own pet governor to appoint the judges they want.  Can't afford a governor?  Most members of the legislature will accommodate you for a fair price, and you can write all the laws you want! 

Maybe it's time for a governor who works for the people instead of special interests and party dogma? Imagine a veto for every special-interest-backed bill!


The media gush about the millions raised by Rick Scott and Charlie Crist in the Florida governor's race.  Scott's crony, billionaire Mike Fernandez, donated $1,000,000 himself, and raised $35 million for Scott single-handedly. Fernandez's companies are enjoying Florida Medicaid contracts worth over $1 billion and hoping for more to come.  Crist's cronies are raising millions, too.  When the media promote candidates who sell out to big money, they are promoting and perpetuating the corruption that costs us all billions every year.  Look how much political corruption costs us in Florida!     

Florida voters may think they are faced with another "Tweedledee vs. Tweedledum" decision and picking the "lesser of two evils", Charlie Crist or Rick Scott. Which set of big-money special interests do you want to be sold to?  But don't think that not voting is the same as choosing "none of the above".  Scott and Crist were both elected governor by less than 25% of eligible voters.  The people who didn't vote could have elected someone else by a landslide if they didn't like what the Dems and Republicans had to offer. Find out how an independent governor could block corruption in Tallahassee and serve the interests of all Floridians instead of big money.

"The lesser of two evils" is still an evil. When did we give up on the idea of choosing between "good" and "better"?  Since big-money special interests bought the game and pay the players who will accommodate them. Simple prostitution is illegal, but billion-dollar rip-offs are respectable. Rick Scott is spending $100 million on his re-election campaign, and Charlie Crist isn't too far behind.  They get the money, the special interests get whatever they want, and the people get screwed.  We don't need to put up with corruption in the governor's office any longer, and we will never end corruption in the legislature with a Democrat or Republican governor.

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Farid A. Khavari, Ph.D., is a noted economist and independent candidate for Florida governor in 2014. He is the author of 10 books including Environomics: the Economics of Environmentally Safe Prosperity (1993) and Toward a Zero Cost Economy (more...)

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