Troughers trough

On February 27 we blogged on the expenses of MPs.

Someone like Tracey Martin, from NZ First, costs the taxpayer around $310,000 per annum.

  • $150,000 salary.
  • $48,000 Wellington accommodation.
  • $4,000 outside Wellington accommodation.
  • $111,000 in travel expenses.

Let alone expenses with support staff, etc.  

This is also the person who double-dipped on ratepayers for $70,000 in 2010-11.

But it is all okay – because on her current trip to Brussels she paid for a lunch herself:

Nice work if you can get it.

We, as taxpayers, are also likely paying for her roaming costs and wifi connections so she can upload these messages for the 232 viewers she is garnering from her social updates.

Troughers always know how to find a bigger trough to snuffle at.




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