Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cost of Doing Business

Anticipating one of the most business-friendly legislative enviroments pretty much anywhere in this country since the era of the robber barons, businesses in Florida have contributed significantly to politicians, even after the elections. Of course, most of this money has gone to Republicans, who control both chambers of the legislature by a wide margin and the governor's mansion.

So of course the GEO Group, which is based in Boca Raton, couldn't be left out of this spending spree. In fact, they spent more than $80,000 in just the last 2 months of 2010 on political donations to individuals, parties, and PACs favorable to privatizing state services. This money should serve them well (unfortunately), as Governor Ric Scott has already proposed privatizing more of the state's prison system.


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