Dol­lars for politi­cians

The Western Star - - NEWS OPINION -

WHAT a bril­liant sys­tem we have.

If you claim $10 more than al­lowed, your Cen­tre­link pay­ments will be cut off.

But a new Bill be­fore Par­lia­ment will give ex­tra dol­lars to re­tired politi­cians.

They call it a fairer deal for the pol­lies.

I bet we’ll see dual ci­ti­zen fraud­ster politi­cians be­ing looked after just like the cor­rupt coun­cil­lors iden­ti­fied by the crime com­mis­sions, who will not be pros­e­cuted, thanks to in­ad­e­quate prose­cu­tion laws.

How long will that pro­tec­tion con­tinue to the cha­grin of the long suf­fer­ing public?

I can un­der­stand why peo­ple are go­ing all out to stand for coun­cil or state and fed­eral par­lia­ments.

I wish I had found out sooner that the tax­payer would look after me and cast blame on the wel­fare re­cip­i­ents.

For the pol­lies it’s a win win sit­u­a­tion. — Jay Nauss, Glen Aplin

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