Originally Posted by jpa
It's misspent because the money was budgeted to be paid into the retirement system, not to be spent on operating expenses. Just like when a company budgets to build a new factory but instead gives a raise to the ceo. It isn't illegal to spend the money in that manner, but it doesn't negate the fact that the factory still needs to be built.
But didn't the lawmakers vote to spend it on something else?
Should one group of lawmakers be bound by another group of lawmakers who are no longer in office?
What if the taxpayers want their money spent elsewhere and direct their representatives to do it? Is that not their right to have their views represented?
When a company's owners decide their money is better spent bonusing the CEO than building a new factory why are they wrong? It's their money.