Editorial: Too many Trump Cabinet member are extravagant in their spending

March 26, 2018

By Editorial Staff –

The gold-plated spending by Trump Cabinet members needs to stop.

Last week came word that Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, spent more than $120,000 in public funds last summer for a trip to Italy, with almost $90,000 for food, hotels, commercial airfare and a military jet used by Pruitt and nine EPA staff.

President Donald Trump’s first Health and Human Services secretary, Tom Price, resigned last fall after revelations that he spent more than $1 million in public funds on travel including chartered flights. Price’s successor, Ben Carson, spent an astounding $31,000 on an office dining table at public expense.

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