Quote of the Day, Tax Money SHOULD Come With Oversight edition.

There’s a certain amount of perhaps bafflement in this sentence.

If you receive government assistance in the state of Maine, Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald thinks the public has a right to know about it.

It’s not that the author disagrees with Mayor Macdonald. I’m a little leery of the possible ways that this sort of thing can be botched, myself*. But I get the general impression that the Washington Post takes it as a personal affront that we’re even having this conversation in the first place.  Alas for the paper and the government, the brutal truth of things are that people who pay taxes often want to know where, and to whom, that tax money is being spent. And that it’s actually up to the people who want to use that money to properly reassure the rest of us that that tax money is being spent properly.  There’s far too much evidence these days that it’s not, you see.

Just the way it is.

Moe Lane

*Let us not pretend that good ideas can’t be botched, sufficiently so that it would have been better not to try them in the first place.

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#rsrh You know: I think that I have a problem with this.

This is one time where the title says it all:

House GOP seeks to bar the use of welfare funds at strip clubs

Look, I’m not a bluenose.  But that’s MY tax money that’s funding welfare; and I can’t say that I approve of it being spent on lap dances. It… grates.

Moe Lane

PS: If it’s such a trivial issue, then why is CAP whining about it?  Truly trivial issues simply get passed and people move on with their lives.

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