Politicians: if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

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Our politicians in Canberra just don’t get it

Our politicians just don’t get it, do they?

All we’ve heard in the last three weeks is both sides whingeing how hard a politician’s life is and how the rest of us should pay for them to have a better family life.

Well, that nuts.

It makes you wonder how delusional some of them are, especially the lot in Canberra.

For two years now the Abbott government has been telling the rest of us the age of entitlement is over.

At the same time, some of our politicians have had their snouts in the trough like there’s no tomorrow.

All the while the government is borrowing $100 million a day to pay the interest on its borrowings!

They don’t get plenty of things this mob.

Like, number one, nobody’s got a gun to their heads, and if life as a pollie is just too hard, well go and get another job.

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

The number two way they’re nuts is that they think the nation will sink if they give it away. What?

Listen here, you dolts: the nation will actually be better off if you all bugger off and leave the job to be done by people who believe in public service and not self service to expenses claims.

You want expense accounts get a job as an investment banker.

Truth is most of them you wouldn’t feed because they are next to useless: if they hadn’t been helped on to the gravy train by one of the major political parties some of them wouldn’t get a job selling used cars – and with apologies to used car salesmen.

This whole thing – thanks, Bronnie, the nation is eternally grateful to you – is a wake up call to every single one of them.

And it’s a huge wake up call to the major parties that their little allowances racket is exposed and – one hopes – done for good.

Conservative estimates suggest we spend more than $500 million to keep our politicians in the lifestyle they have become accustomed to. I think it is closer to double that, a staggering one billion dollars.

Every taxpaying Australian is working a lot of hours just to keep our politicians deluded that their money comes from a bottomless pit.

I do feel sorry for all the honest ones who observe the spirit of the rules as well as the rules themselves when it comes to claiming expenses.

But even they have stayed silent these past three weeks.

It’s no wonder the punters have gone nuts and just can’t wait for the next election.

God help the two major parties if there was a popular third choice on offer…

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