Thursday, October 15, 2009
Can't Even Get Wrong Right?
I heard Bill Carroll, (CFRB), talking about the Conservative/Government cheques this morning. He of course was playing it down, suggesting that the Liberals did it too, (we didn't) that it was just one stupid MP, (it wasn't), etc., etc.
To be fair though, he did say that he thought it was wrong and stupid. In fact, he said:
'I sometimes wonder if you have to fail an IQ test in order to be a member of the Conservative government'.
Take a close look at the cheque above, issued by Barrie MP Patrick Brown and you be the judge. (Larger view here. See slideshow.)
It's made out for $78,750.00. However, what is written is, Seventy Eight Thousand, Seventy Five Hundred.
Most novelty cheques are obviously not the cheque you bring to the bank, however, if they are drawn on a bank, with an account number identified and signed by someone with signing authority, they can be cashed.
Thankfully, it's a pretty safe bet that Patrick Brown doesn't have signing authority.