- Rip Off
- April 19, 2014 - 15:16
Rip someone off (Take advantage of) (taxpayers) for a dime.. or a million dollars.... STILL a ripoff or being taken advantage of!
- April 19, 2014 - 13:44
While I don't condone the activity in general, I do take issue with a journalism instructor taking liberties with the headline. One would certainly deserve ridicule for buying a $40 movie (singular not plural). That does not appear to be the case however. The invoice that was shown on CBC's Compass detailed, if I recall correctly, three movie chages, each of appx $10 before taxes. It looked like there was a charge for each night of his stay, but I didn't examine it too closely. It was not a "$40 movie". That makes it sound worse than it was. I personally do not have much problem with an elected official, regardless of what party they belong to, enjoying a $10 movie for each day they are serving my needs as an Islander while away from their families serving our needs. Mountain out of a mole hill! The worst part if this story is the way it's made to look like a one time $40 movie. The charges should have come out of his 'incidentals' allowance he would receive as a traveller. But that makes for a more sensational headline for sure eh Rick?
- April 19, 2014 - 08:52
Rates right up there with a Fed cabinet minister's glass of orange juice right?