Remember the GSA scandal? Well, government bureaucrats in Kentucky think they're "entitled," recession or not!--
AP Exclusive: Ky. officials spend $128M on travel since '08; wildlife chief is top spender: "The AP found state bureaucrats have spent more than $128 million on travel since 2008 amid the worst economic recession in a generation. The recession led to a $1 billion state budget shortfall and forced deep spending cuts on government services and programs.
Some agencies slashed up to 30 percent of their budgets, but travel was largely spared. The documents showed a relatively meager $2.1 million reduction — about 7 percent — in travel spending over the past four years.
Richard Beliles, head of the government watchdog group Common Cause of Kentucky, said the reluctance of state leaders to cut travel spending "shows they're not sensitized to what the people in this recession are suffering.""
God forbid government employees have to cut back on travel!
Hogs at the Trough in Kentucky!
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