Quote of the Week. "You will literally be fired, whoever you are. You must spend this money. If your school district or state is not in a budget crisis, then that is excellent news for you. Most of you are, and we're trying to help you make sure you maximize those dollars in the best way possible. They simply must be used. They were passed by Congress during an economic crisis, and it is your obligation as stewards of taxpayer dollars to spend it wisely, appropriately and in any way possible to help defray the budget crunch a lot of you are facing." - Maura Policelli, U.S. Department of Education's senior advisor for external affairs, describing what will happen to school officials who don't spend their stimulus money by the end of next year. (July 27 Thompson)
Here we have, in a nutshell, fiscal stewardship as exemplified by the federal government.