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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-10 01:42 PM
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105. "Reckless spending"
Edited on Tue Jul-27-10 01:48 PM by JDPriestly
That's where the fraud is hidden.

That much money is missing, and they can't find where it went. That's fraud. It's concealment. It's fraud. People had a duty to turn in accurate financial accounting statements and turned in inaccurate ones. And now, those same people cannot say what they did with the money, where it went. When they turned in the statements that were inaccurate -- false -- they committed fraud on the US government.

Doesn't matter how nice they are, they committed fraud.

Some sweet kid goes into a clothing store and takes a pair of pants and a shirt worth $90. Do you think the clothing store will prosecute? You had better believe it.

And we are supposed to just sit and say "It wasn't fraud" when billions are missing -- billions that belong either to us (and will be made up for out of our tax money) or billions that belong to the Iraqis (which we will probably have to repay out of our tax money).

The poor, especially people of color, are imprisoned for petty crimes every day. But if you are rich, you can commit a really big, big crime and walk away.

No wonder people are angry. This is simply wrong.
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