Here is a typical example of what happens when you allow government spending to go unchecked
THE head of an Irish-American body, which has secured a controversial €20m investment from the government for a scholarship fund, admitted the group spent at least €900,000 on corporate entertainment over the past five years.
Trina Vargo, head of the US-Ireland Alliance, confirmed that about $200,000 (€147,700) has been spent every year on a pre-Oscar night party in Los Angeles.
Vargo, who earns $175,000 a year, also disclosed that €180,000 had been spent on a suite at the K Club for the Ryder Cup in 2006.
The estimated cost of corporate entertainment organised by the group – which is funded by the US and Irish governments and by private donation – for those events was €942,190.
This sort of thing happens at many state universities in the USA.