They are quick learners Karl, - at lying, cheating and thieving from the country and those who don't have the income they do, and are struggling in these times or not.
Also, don't forget, apart from that 115k expenses or 'severance' pay is it ? (even though they jacked it in), every year for the rest of their lives, they are still employed and drawing a salary for that 'lowlier' position they revert to.
No wonder there are plenty of takers for the job, just not the average, sensible, qualified joe public, although quite what that qualification would be, I don't know any more than our governments, - I am not one of their pals.
Oh, and voting themselves min 10k p.a. in rises as it suits them, and trying to make themselves look good by expenses of just under the allowances made by guess who - themselves.
Expenses ? I had to account for every penny of everything spent, with receipts - no receipt - no money, and all had to be genuinely justifiable. Any justifiable doubt and no payment, even with
receipt. The office/admin person who signed off/paid out was accountable for payments.
Although we blame MP's for fiddled expenses (quite right) no blame is attached to those who pay out without receipts/question - we dont even know who they are !
Shayne, spot on, the cards are always the same, sometimes not much different when there is a General Election and the criminals change.
Sorry to all about any diversions here, it must be catching, haha.