Sir Douglas wants more
I'm entitled, says Douglas
Sir Roger Douglas says he is entitled to a holiday in Britain at the taxpayers' expense. The ACT MP, who has been vocal in his demands for the Government to cut public spending and for Kiwis to tighten their belts during the recession, has one of the highest airfare bills among MPs.
Entitled Sir Douglas? Entitled? Isn’t it fascinating to have the man who wants microscopic government and wants to slash, slash, slash public costs talk about travel subsidies he and his wife can take while going on overseas holidays – remember Sir Rodger wasn’t on Government business, he went on a holiday. Now personally I don’t have much of a beef with the expenses Politicians can get in NZ, it’s not an easy job and they are our representatives, but to have an extreme right wing politician like Rodger bloody Douglas who has screamed to the high heavens about costs and perks wanting to slash them all take those very same costs and perks and tell us he’s ‘entitled’ is just a joke too far.
Funny how Rodger is entitled to more from the public purse but the 1000 NZers joining the dole each week aren’t ‘entitled’ to anything more than subsistence living. So much for those ACT values.