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Some Florida lawmakers see wealth rise while in office

Public office has been good to the bottom line of many state lawmakers, for some much more than others, two new analyses of publicly available financial disclosure forms show.

Florida state senators have grown their wealth by an average of $800,000 since taking office, according to a study to be released Monday by the Tallahassee group Integrity Florida.

But the opposite is true for members of the Florida House, who generally have not been in office as long and have seen their investments decline thanks to the real estate bust. Their net worths — calculated as assets minus debt — have dropped about $100,000 on average.

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Anti-Tallahassee

Just more evidence of Republican corruption. The Repugnants believe in corporate welfare and personal gain - they often go hand in hand.

whasup

All that supposed corruption certainly didn't keep the House members from losing net worth. So are they inept at corruption?

And of course, back when Democrats ran everything, I'm sure their legislators' net worth didn't increase while in office. Ri-i-ight.

Still it has been said:

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. ~P.J. O'Rourke

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