Tuesday, November 25, 2008

John Howard defends taxpayer funded $400,000 first year bill

The morning The Age being true to form, reported that former Prime Minister John Howard has cost taxpayers more than $400,000 in the past year.

By day’s end, Mr. Howard defended his decision to run up the expenses adding they they were "strictly in accordance" with his entitlements and denied any wrong doing.

All costs incurred are strictly in accordance with the guidelines set for all former Prime Ministers,'' he said in a statement released this afternoon to The Australian Online.
Of course and as Bolt pointed out, there was no mention of any other past PM. Now I wouldn't mind knowing what Bob Hawke and/or Paul Keating spent in their first year post Prime Ministership and perform a simple extrapolation in today’s numbers, for we are certain, the results would be illuminating …

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