Thursday, September 28, 2006
Death by chocolate, at taxpayer expense
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) gets over $300 million a year from you and me, purportedly to provide legal assistance to the poor. This is done through grants given to about 140 local programs throughout the country.
The Associated Press reported last month on "the luxuries that executives of the Legal Services Corp. have given themselves with federal money - from $14 'Death by Chocolate' desserts to $400 chauffeured rides to locations within taxi distance of their offices."
The story also noted that the corporation's own inspector general questioned whether the agency's headquarters is too large and if too much is paid in rent. Then there was that $220 taxi ride taken in Ireland by LSC's president who was there for a conference.........................................
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