Sunday, October 14, 2007

Cash Gift

Last week’s news more or less fit my previous post to a tee. Our congressmen returned to their districts late last week after a meeting at the presidential palace. Cagayan de Oro City District 1 representative Rolando Uy brought home more than just a lung full of Manila smog. According to Congressman Uy, they were each handed cash gifts.

Gasp! Are they at the semantics game again? Call it what you will. A wolf in sheep’s clothing is still a wolf so a “cash gift” handed out in that manner is still a ______________ (fill in the blank).

I suppose hard earned taxpayers’ money is once again lining the silk pockets of politicians and is nowhere near being used to finish moldy, decade old projects. In a twisted kind of way, this makes tax evasion a little attractive, doesn’t it?

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