Voting 'your money'

Posted Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Before condemning a vote against the Hurricane Sandy bill, consider this scenario: Your adult child wrecks the car and has no insurance. You think it would be good to buy them a car for necessary trips. They say they want $100,000 to buy a car, clothes, furniture and a vacation to Europe. You may vote "no."

Most of the Sandy money does not go to Sandy victims but to spending that circumvents the normal appropriations process. With the rest of the story, would you still vote "yes"? This is your money being spent.

-- Dan Moore,

Fort Worth

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