Originally Posted by brogamma2011
I just said this. The money is allotted to certain costs. We're lucky enough we get money from Student Senate; in fact, we're getting less next year. Not because we didn't spend it all, just because we are. Today is July 1 and this year we only got 500. Has nothing to do with the money from last year. We used what we could, and now it's gone. No big deal. Please people, I got the approval, so just grow up and back down.
Senate doesn't allow money to budget for philanthropy because it doesn't represent the service aspect; it's just easy money they would give away. People like seeing Greeks do work and earn the money, not just take it from your Senate budget. Everything we buy regardless needs Senate Approval, so since it was under Apparel, we're fine.
Whether or not you got approval isn't the point. Posters are incredulous (GCers, insert some other word if "incredulous" isn't how you feel) of this because the money was for IFC, your cousin has nothing to do with IFC, so spending it on a shirt for her regardless of whose approval you got is wrong. That's the point people are trying to make that you don't seem to get because you keep saying "no it's fine, we're fine".
As for the philanthropy part, okay then, that makes sense. Then you should've given it back to them and not tried to find ways to spend it "cause if we don't we lose it".
As for "grow up and back down"...lol. Good luck with that one, champ. No one has given you any sort of immature response, so I'm actually not sure why you want us to grow up- pretty sure older people are even less likely to think that you wasting money is totally fine.
ETA Damn, people all over than one.