An Accurate Name for Taking Money Collected for Other Purposes

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  • 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”.

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