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    Rotary Club is a pretty good thing to bring up, because it's really more tilted towards wealthier donors.  At least, that's the way it has seemed to me.  

    Yet, here we have three separate instances of embezzlement at a rotary club.

    What should happen to the Rotary Club?

    http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/...

    http://www.wsbt.com/...

    http://www.kirotv.com/...

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    by otto on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 07:23:37 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe they shouldn't get federal funds (0+ / 0-)

      How's that?

      •  Okay (0+ / 0-)

        If that's what makes you happy.

        Should they have access to schools?  They have programs in operation in public schools all over the country.

        Their programs are designed for a number of purposes but some of them seem to be interested in civics.

        That's an interesting problem, wouldn't you say?  

        Should an organization that can't seem to control its members, and can't keep them from breaking the law be able to operate in our public school system?

        How about the Boys and Girls Club?  

        Do you have any idea about the number of people who are arrested for things they did in their capacity as B and G Club employees?

        All of these organizations have the same problems.  All of them have the same problems as for profit businesses.

        It's just that in this case, someone is willing to listen to a Fox News sting about a couple employees and apply it to the organization as a whole.

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        by otto on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 08:40:53 AM PDT

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        •  I think those are all fair questions (0+ / 0-)

          And hopefully there'll be an opportunity for that kind of discussion to take place in the appropriate forums. My point would be that we should take this kind of thing very seriously because virtually all of the progressive agenda depends heavily on public trust in government. We should always be and appear to be extremely vigilant in making sure that every public dollar is spent in the best way possible, with full transparency and accountability.

          Whether it's ACORN or Haliburton, the same principle should apply.

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