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  1. 2. <ul><li>Political Corruption </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power in the hands of those that have money </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electoral College </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>American Election Process </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pros and Cons of Electoral College </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pro – Organized </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Con – Takes common voice away </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interest Groups </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pro – Funds campaigns </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Con – Corrupts politician's moral being </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Taxes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pro – Government Revenue </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Con – Misconstrued tax guidelines </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What can you do? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Florida Governor Office Contact Information </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Interest Groups, the Tax system, and even the electoral process is corrupt. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have the “Big Bucks”, the government will put your needs and wants on their agenda. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Each state has two senators and at least one house representative voted into office by the people. </li></ul><ul><li>Number of representatives rely on state population </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows smaller states to have a larger impact on presidential elections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M ore Organized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less Time Consuming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better represents the country as a whole </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>States values are different </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Takes average citizen’s sense of importance away </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Said to be un-democratic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Organized Groups that play an active part in politics, mostly in the giving of money to the parties and candidates. </li></ul><ul><li>They lobby – persuade – in a attempt to influence new laws and public policy </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Pro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows multiple opinions to be voiced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elected officials and politicians are commonly swayed by large sums of money. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes the decision isn’t in the best interest of the country. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>A amendment in 1913 established an income tax to raise money for the government. </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive taxation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a flat rate for everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on income </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funds government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Required to carry out basic tax dollar funded tasks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attempts to create a “sort-of” equilibrium. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wealthy required to pay more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some people don’t support where their tax dollars are going </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Un-controlled spending </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name: Charlie Crist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Citizen Services Hotline: 850-488-4441 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fax: 850-487-0801 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mailing Address: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Office of Governor Charlie Crist </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State of Florida </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PL-05 The Capitol </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tallahassee, FL 32399-001 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>