Holy Cash Cows
10:20 AM --
Pennsylvania state legislators really are holier than thou. The Bankrupt Philadelphia Inquirer reports:
With the state sinking deeper into a fiscal hole, the Pennsylvania General Assembly bought 220 Bibles and other holy books for legislators as they took the oath of office last month.
And the public paid for them - roughly $13,700 in all...
House members got to pick from more than a dozen choices, ranging in price from $30 to $90. Each was embossed with the lawmaker's name at an additional cost of $15 per book, according to public records...
State Rep. Dan Frankel also got a Quran, but it was an ordering mistake. He traded it in for another copy of the Torah...
"Everybody is looking to conserve resources," [Frankel] said. "At a time like this, maybe people should be asked to bring their own scripture with them."
That's the case in New Jersey, where taxpayers do not provide Bibles for their state legislators.
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