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Gov. Deal: Where's the HOPE?
August 11, 2014
Election year pandering is nothing new for many politicians, but Gov. Deal might be the king of it.
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Nathan Deal used taxpayer money to secure a personal business deal that made him a multi-millionaire
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Since becoming governor, Nathan Deal has gone from rags to riches by using taxpayer-funded staff to work on his own personal business deals behind closed doors.
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Gov. Deal brags about a $750 million education shortfall
June 20, 2014
It shouldn’t be a surprise by now, but Gov. Deal is at it again.
This time he’s bragging about how he increased funding for public schools. But sadly, Gov. Deal isn’t being honest with you. The new budget that Gov. Deal is bragging about still shorts our public schools around $750 million dollars...
Deal's ethics scandals: the 13 names you need to know right now
May 27, 2014
Gov. Nathan Deal—Became the focus of a state ethics investigation after questions about his 2010 campaign finances were raised. Allegedly, Deal’s campaign paid $322,000 to companies that Deal or his associates own or have an interest in.
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Posted by Bryan Long on September 16th, 2014

Georgia has been an exceptional state for Nathan Deal to do business.

When Nathan Deal walked into the governor’s office in January 2011, he had just quit Congress to avoid penalties for using his office to strong-arm an exclusive state contract for his Gainesville junkyard.

Without that exclusive government contract, his junkyard started losing money and was in debt by about $2 million. The governor needed to sell it.


Posted by Bryan Long on September 29th, 2014

There’s more to the story about Nathan Deal’s $600,000 personal loan to a California sex shop owner than he’s admitted.

Gov. Deal sold his bankrupt outdoors shop to Steve Diamond, a man who has a track record of buying pawn shops and fighting local communities to turn them into porn shops.

READ MORE: "Yep, an adult store owner has purchased Deal's Habersham County property" Creative Loafing

Posted by Bryan Long on September 25th, 2014

Earlier this year, Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) introduced a bill that would allow Georgians who suffer from seizure disorders to be treated with cannabis oil.

The bill had bipartisan support and was co-sponsored by Sen. Renee Unterman, the Chairwoman of the Health & Human Services Committee.

But Gov. Nathan Deal refused to offer his support when it mattered most.

Posted by Amy Morton on September 25th, 2014

It pays to be Governor.

At least it does if your name is Nathan Deal.

Since taking office in 2011, Gov. Deal’s personal finances have made a dramatic turnaround.

AJC: Candidates’ finances draw scrutiny in governor’s race

Posted by Bryan Long on September 22nd, 2014

You may think Congress is bad. The gridlock. The partisan politics. And all those politicians on the take from big corporations.

But imagine what it takes to get run out of Congress?

Nathan Deal spent 17 years in Congress before he quit to avoid penalties for using his office to strong-arm an exclusive state contract for his Gainesville junkyard.

If even D.C.’s career politicians rejected Deal, there must really be something wrong.


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