I may be rich, but I know the importance of fiscal responsibility. I got where I am today by scrimping and saving — my allowance, birthday money, Christmas money, occasional gambling winnings… It’s undecent for our government to spend taxpayers’ hard-earned money willy-nilly on extravagances like hot fudge sundaes and welfare programs. As a nation we need to learn the value of saving our pennies.
— Jamie Kincaid,
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
This post is part of our ongoing Horn Book KidLit Election 2012 coverage. This week, Republican candidates present their platforms; polls will open for the Republican ballot Thursday, August 30th, and close at noon on Friday, August 31st. Look for our announcement of the winning Republican presidential candidate and his or her running mate Friday afternoon. Beginning next Tuesday, September 4th, the Democrats will have their say. Click on the tag KidLit Election 2012 to see all posts.