Dirty Deal. Raw Deal. Bad Deal.
Whatever your favorite nickname for Georgia’s governor is, it likely has something to do with his corruption and lack of ethics.
Here are 10 ways Gov. Nathan Deal earned his negative nicknames:
1. Gov. ‘Shady’ Deal sold his junkyard for $4 million to Copart, a company that owes Georgia $74 million in back taxes.
2. And Deal still pockets $10,000 in rent every month from Copart while refusing to do anything to collect the taxes the company owes the state.
3. That’s probably because Copart has donated $250,000 to the Republican Governors Association, the Deal campaign’s biggest outside supporter.
4. ‘Gov. Steal’ is no stranger to shameful campaign finance dealings. In 2010, he was accused of paying $322,000 in campaign cash to companies that he or his associates owned. That’s not allowed.
5. So, the State Ethics Commission investigated Nathan ‘Dirty’ Deal’s suspicious campaign transactions, but just when they were going to issue subpoenas, Deal fired the ethics chief.
6. Gov. ‘Raw’ Deal’s tampering with his ethics investigation cost Georgia taxpayers $3.1 million in legal fees.
7. But that didn’t slow him down. This year, he set up a taxpayer-funded, $26 million dollar sweetheart deal for the retirement home industry — a major contributor to Deal, Inc.
8. And Gov. ‘Crooked’ Deal is slowing down the push for medical marijuana in Ga. That’s because he’s in the pockets of big pharma and anti-medical marijuana billionaire Sheldon Adelson.
9. But surprisingly, Nathan ‘No’ Deal doesn’t always take the money. He’s blocking federal tax dollars that would help insure hundreds of thousands of Georgians who lack medical coverage — even though it’s money that Georgians have already paid.
10. All of Deal’s underhanded dealings are cringeworthy. But what did we expect?
Before he was governor, he was found to be too corrupt even for Congress. So he disgracefully resigned in the midst of an ethics investigation.
Gov. ‘Bad’ Deal’s dirty deeds cost us big time. While Georgians struggle, Gov. Deal has made himself a millionaire by abusing the power of his public office.
But right now we have a chance to tell him what we think about his crooked ways by casting our votes in this election.
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If this the best thing that Gov. Deal can say about his first term, he doesn’t deserve a second: