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.


varangianguard said...

I heard a rumor that the Mayor is actually searching for a viable alternative to his Chinatown concept. After being informed that Indiana already has a "Brazil", he has been concentrating his efforts in more exotic locales. lol

Paul K. Ogden said...

Actually Varan, Indiana has a "China" too. I lived very near the "town" when I was growing about. It had a population of about 12 people. I joke that I lived in the suburbs.