Monday, April 26, 2010
Another Ballard Junket
Mayor Greg Ballard left on yet another travel junket to India this week. It marks the sixth such overseas junket he has taken during his tenure. As with all of his junkets, he was accompanied by his wife, Winnie. A dozen political contributors and city contractors joined Ballard on the trip, which will cost taxpayers $33,000. Ballard claims taxpayers aren't paying for the trip because it is being funded by GIPC; however, GIPC is funded with taxpayer dollars and has offices in the City-County Building. To date, the Ballard junkets have resulted in a net creation of zero jobs for Indianapolis.