Reading the newly released Attawapiskat audit, coupled with the affidavit sworn last year by Clayton Kennedy, Chief Theresa Spence's boyfriend and co-manager of the beleaguered reserve, I am reminded of one of my favourite episodes of the old Seinfeld series.
Kramer is pitching a scam to Jerry, whereby he wants Jerry to claim his broken stereo, which Kramer has conveniently insured, was damaged in transit, and thus get the post office to pay for it.
Jerry objects, albeit feebly, and Kramer protests that "It's a write-off for them."
"How is it a write-off?" Jerry asks.
"They just write it off," Kramer replies.
"Write off what?" Jerry says, then snorts, "You don't even know what a write-off is, do you?"
"Do you?" Kramer asks.
"No I don't," says Jerry.
"But they do," Kramer explains slowly. "And they're the ones writing it off."