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Monday, March 23, 2009

Taxpayers Spend $2.3 Million to Defend Fumo

ABC 27 has a story on the amount of OPM - "other people's money," i.e. taxpayers - used to defend former Sen. Vince Fumo, who was convicted of illegally using OPM: $2.3 million.

That's quite a bit of money, to put it in perspective (and to give some ammunition to Kevin Bacon and the "Save the Govies" cause): it would nearly be enough to fund the Governor's Schools of Excellence program for a year.

1 comment:

Elizabeth A. Male said...

Cognitive dissonance. I love it.

Or maybe, we could repair a mile of highway, or paint part of a bridge, or use the money for some other core government function.

I mean....it's just a thought!