Over the weekend, the Louisville Courier-Journal published a story detailing how members of the Louisville Metro Council spent $110,000 on food over the last four years. The story raises a number of questions about the use of discretionary funds, but the staff at Insider Louisville says the story is misguided.
We have a question – why is it when rich people get huge amounts of money under questionable circumstances, it’s an investment of taxpayer money?
But when poor people get a little local-government largess, it’s a front-page scandal?
The post goes on to question why the newspaper is scrutinizing spending on food for constituents, rather than other topics, such as the Cordish Company, JCTA president Brent McKim and Metro Government’s deal with developer Todd Blue over Whiskey Row.
The CJ seems happy to let just let it go when money goes to the rich and influential; to the Todd Blues and Cordishes.
But when the money goes to the West End or South End in the form of hamburgers from Kroger, it is time for a complete investigation!