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  •  On a whim the governor waves his magic (2+ / 0-)
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    NYFM, oaktownadam

    wand and, voila, $1.75 billion appears.

    This is wrong on so many levels.  Who made Crist king?  This is exactly what is wrong with all levels of government.

    Our money, OUR money is spent at the whim of politicians for favors.

    Good guy Charlie is getting something.  Maybe:

    1.  U.S. Sugar is being bought out by the government so that Flo-Sun (Fanjuls) get a bigger share of U.S. business and a boost to their Dominican exports.  No more taxes for them that way!  The Fanjuls and Bushes are connected.

    "Two of President Bush's top Florida fund-raisers in 2004 were Jose "Pepe" Fanjul, president of Florida Crystals Corp., and Robert Edward Coker, senior vice president of U.S. Sugar."

    http://www.politicalfriendster.com/...

    1.  The purchase is a water storage project disguised as Everglades restoration. Dwindling water supplies are as much a problem for developers as the economy.  Developers offer up big campaign contributions to Republicans.

    "We could see that both Bush administrations in Tallahassee and Washington were abandoning the plan and it was being turned into a water-supply project for the benefit of developers, specifically sprawl development," said Mr. Ullman, the group's Everglades field representative in Miami.

    For the past century, the public has been footing the bill to drain the EAA so sugar cane could be grown on it.  Those sugar companies should get the hell out but not before they pay for the reclamation of the mess they created.

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