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Op-ed column: Dance of decadence

We spend thousands on prom as children in other countries suffer

Forest Byrd/For The Sunday Gazette
Forest Byrd/For The Sunday Gazette
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Call it Vanity Fair or the Bazaar of the Bizarre or something similar because there is no kind way to describe the obscene average expenditure of $1,078 per family on the spring rite known as the prom, up 33 percent from last year’s $807 average, according to a recent Visa poll. And then there is that other spring rite, the June wedding, for which the prom seems to be a dress rehearsal, now averaging more ...

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May 6, 2012
11:51 a.m.

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Hey Dan---I know you must hate this BUT, this is still America and we can spend our money any way we want. No government or nitwit wannabe reporter can tell us how to spend. I have a suggestion--if you don't like what you see, go to Laos and harvest bombs. Maybe you will start to feel good about yourself.