The caucus of black New York state lawmakers runs a charity whose stated mission is to empower “African American and Latino youth through education and leadership initiatives” by “providing opportunity to higher education” — but it hasn’t given a single scholarship to needy youth in two years, according to a New York Post investigation.
(Via The Daily Caller)
The ‘charity’ is funded by corporate donations. In 2015 en 2016 the group spent around half a million dollars on music, food and limousine rentals. The Daily Caller continues:
The charity gave $35,745 of its $564,677 in revenue to scholarships in the 2014 to 2015 fiscal year, according to the Post. That year, it spent $85,000 on a concert with Eric Benet and Regina Belle, and $157,000 on food, according to the Times-Union’s analysis of its tax filings.
This is what happens when you get used to spending other people’s money. Let’s never forget: these people rule other people. Our leaders are not better than us. Our leaders are not above us. Our leaders should not be trusted simply because they have become our leaders. Our leaders do not know better than the rest of us.