As the famous Jewish philosopher said, “If I can’t trust you with gas cards, how can I trust you with Certificates of Obligation?”
Of course, I’m paraphrasing, What he really said was “If I can’t trust you with the little things, how can I trust you with the big things?”
Of course, I’m paraphrasing. What he really said was
Whoever can be trusted with small things can also be trusted with big things. Whoever is dishonest in little things will be dishonest in big things too. If you cannot be trusted with worldly riches, you will not be trusted with the true riches. And if you cannot be trusted with the things that belong to someone else, you will not be given anything of your own. “You cannot serve two masters at the same time. You will hate one master and love the other. Or you will be loyal to one and not care about the other. You cannot serve God and Money at the same time.” The Pharisees were listening to all these things. They criticized Jesus because they all loved money.
according to Luke16:10-14 from Bible.com.
[How many billions do you suppose that bible.com URL is worth?]
I’m not saying that filching a few thousand dollars from the gas cards is a mortal, moral, sin. But I’m saying that if there’s no such thing as an almost virgin.
If you think that being a little corrupt is okay, then you’re the problem.
No one is just a little corrupt.
Throw the book at her.
The most interesting thing about this episode is that none of us are surprised. Maybe surprised that the misues of these things is not more obvious and widespread, though.
The common surprise is that council members have taxpayer funded gas cards.