Friday, 11 September 2009
Politicians are no different to the rest of us. When you take a benefit away form them they get angry. So it is with the changes to the printing allowance. The lads and lasses from marginal seats are extremely cross about the removal of a wonderful little perk which helped pay for their local direct marketing style election campaigning. The delegation which called on Kevin Rudd to change his mind was the first even timid sign of a Caucus protest since the election. While the polls show Labor well in front the PM can get away with his dictatorial style but the day will surely come when Rudd PM will have to take notice of his backbenchers with their self interested complaints.
Posted by Richard Farmer at 21:34