did he steal the money? This is stupid. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • JO
    • 19.10.09 | 15:42 (IST)

    So we are saying that everyone who has money has to only buy approved "toys" even if he or she can afford it. Come on. If it is his own money then he can spend it as he wills - I have an expensive telecopse and would love an "exclusive" one but I dont have that kind of money so no, my limits, but if I did, would it be a crime to buy one? As long as it is his money he spends, he earns. Shall we investigate all the expenditures of all civil servants or public figures and give them limits on their own money and hobbies. this smacks of jealousy. Private money is one thing - the spending of public money a very different matter. If only we had.........

    from the article: Israel's Napoleon: Ehud Barak's lavish lifestyle under scrutiny in Israeli media
    First published 14:56 19.10.09 | Last updated 22:40 19.10.09
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