Perhaps our MPs should take a pay cut

Considering the public flak the British Parliament is receiving over their MPs’ high salaries and lavish perks they are taking advantage of in harsh recessionary times, I am wondering if we should also be taking a long deep look into member of Parliament incomes and expense accounts in Canada.

Considering the public flak the British Parliament is receiving over their MPs’ high salaries and lavish perks they are taking advantage of in harsh recessionary times, I am wondering if we should also be taking a long deep look into member of Parliament incomes and expense accounts in Canada.

The salaries and perks the MPs receive in either country are not much different from one another.

In a deep recessionary economy, you’d think the heads of our country would lead by example and stop lining their pockets.

Instead, they maintain their bulky incomes and pursue those obscene monetary frills. But I guess it would be too much to expect to get them to cease.

Discovering a way to end the recession or finding life on another planet would be an easier task. In the meantime, and as always, the taxpayers continue to pay the piper. I guess apathy is bliss.

Dale Stuart

Red Deer