An Accurate Name for Taking Money Collected for Other Purposes Scoop is such an innocent word… Read on… Stealing would be more like it. https://t.co/IFvg5RykE4 — James (Jim) McGuire (@jimm3783349) February 18, 2018 ← Do Rhode Island’s Officials Finally Get the Need for Regulation Reform? A Reminder as the Legislative Session Gets Underway → guest Yes, reallocating money that is already theirs is “stealing”. That’s equivalent to saying you are “stealing” your bowling money to go out to eat. Drama queen. Justin Katz “Already theirs.” You mean “ours”? As in, the people of Rhode Island? The key point you brush aside is that the money was collected under apparently false pretenses. guest Possibly, but you are inferring that. It’s not part of the tweet. What are the supposed “false pretenses”? Justin Katz A “scoop” typically takes money from a quasi-public or agency that was collected by some unique revenue source, usually a dedicated fee or debt intended for a particular purpose associated with that quasi-public or agency. This isn’t just moving money around within a budget. Rhett Hardwick My father, who was not a Rhode Islander, frequently suggested that the state motto should be “Everything falls off the truck in Rhode Island”.