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by Randy Cassingham

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Have You Driven a Ford Lately?
The city of Gary, Ind., is in such dire financial shape that it asked the state for help. The next day, Gary Mayor Rudy Clay signed for his new car, paid for by the city: a brand new Hummer H3. “What do you want me to do, walk around here?\” Clay demanded. “I’ve got to have a car.\” Clay says he is “saving taxpayers money by riding in a Hummer. I could’ve bought a $50,000 [Ford] Expedition.” (Northwest Indiana Times) ...City voters can save even more: contributions to Clay’s reelection campaign would obviously be an even bigger waste of money.
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