The bigger the corporation the more opportunity for it to waste money. Each department or division usually has a budget. They try to increase their budget….gives them power. They then make sure and spend ALL of their budget or they lose it.
They just completed a remodel of our temple. They expanded the waiting area. With that expansion they also decided that the grounds were not pretty enough so they re-did the landscaping. and then while they were at it they brought in several new pictures for the hallways.
Our temple president made the comment in our priesthood meeting that he didn’t see anything wrong with the old ones…neither did I.
The point is, it seems that the church spends money on things that really aren’t needed. Their department either has a budget….or unlimited funds and so they spend it.
I know every year, in the ward, if you don’t spend your budget it’s supposed to go back to the stake/SLC, so everyone scurries around to spend, spend spend.
Do we really need new landscaping again (actually this is the second time for new landscaping), or new pictures in the temple. Who decides these things and why?