It is outrageous that business people can claim and rort expenses and claim tax credits and deductions for very dubious reasons. The notarised car hire lurk was a prime example.
But what would you expect when our politicians rort expenses, no less than our Prime Minister, the Abbott. I do believe that at times expenses could be a grey area, but in my mind and I think most peoples' minds, there is nothing grey about attending a wedding with tax payers picking up the cost. There is nothing grey about a politician attending a sporting event where he is a participant in the event. That relatively rich people charge the taxpayer down to 10 cents and they clearly aren't entitled for the expense redemption, is a disgrace.
I have no love for the sleazy Peter Slipper, but the duplicitous Abbott attended his wedding and charged it to the tax payer. No penalty for Abbott but Slipper is before the courts for misuse of taxi vouchers.
No Abbott. I will wear there are grey areas. but attending weddings or sports event as a competitor is not grey at all.
I struggle to remember John Cain as Premier of Victoria, but I was pleased to hear that in his desk he kept a book of postage stamps, paid for by him and for use for his personal mail.