October 08, 2004

Following the money.

Sometimes, we figure there's no need see where the money is going. But we could very well be wrong.


Via the Gadflyer.

Posted by Magpie at October 8, 2004 09:16 AM | Education | Technorati links |

Yow. I knew I had sound moral and philosophical reason for refusing to let my spawn participate in those darn gift wrap sales. I just write the PTO a check for $20 instead...

Posted by: Ab_Normal at October 8, 2004 11:05 AM

I have heard that the Girl Scouts get only 70 cents from every $5 box of cookies.
I am on a perpetual diet and can no longer enjoy any of those Samoans, Shortbreads, or Mints so I offered to just give them $10. The lady with the girls selling the cookies declined, saying that it was against the rules to accept the cash without purchase.
So, in order to give the kids $10 in cash, I would have to buy 15 boxes of cookies for a total of $75.

On a side note: In 2000, the Salvation Army paid $4m to lobby the Republicans to sponsor legislation friendly to their core beliefs. Think about that when you drop your change in the little red bucket.

Posted by: David Aquarius at October 8, 2004 03:11 PM