Written By: - Date published: 6:56 pm, August 13th, 2018 - 63 comments
Categories: benefits, class war, Economy, minimum wage, monetary policy, poverty, scoundrels, Simon Bridges, welfare - Tags: bludgers, BMW, simon bridges
Simon Bridges, the current National Party leader, has been been found with his snout deep in the taxpayer’s trough.
He’s pissed away more than $100,000 in just the last three months, taking an extended holiday around NZ on what he cynically calls a ‘road show’.
Some road, some show!
Newshub has been leaked the National Party leader’s expenses, which show Bridges has spent waaaay more on travel and accommodation than MP’s usually get by on.
Travel and accommodation topped $113,973, and most of that, $80k, was blown travelling the country in fine style, staying in some of the countries best accommodation. And a top of the range BMW Crown limousine has chauffeured Bridges from Kaitaia to Southland as part of his three month ‘Getting to Know Simon’ roadshow.
Well, we’re getting to know Simon all right.
It turns out, the man’s a lightweight in Parliamentary debates, but a heavyweight when it comes to the luxuries of life.
Happily, Simon doesn’t give a shit.
“I’m working incredibly hard as Opposition Leader to get out there and understand what’s happening in New Zealand. I’m getting out and doing the hard mahi.”
Yeah, right. Scoffing Bluff oysters is hard work. The hardest!
Bludger Bridges has blown $900 a day on expenses. There’s beneficiaries who don’t get that in a month.
National, you can’t afford him long term and the country clearly can’t even afford him short term.
I’ll chip in the charcoal if some brave Tory MP wants to fire up the barbie.
Just don’t expect me to turn up in a limo.
UPDATE: A desperate Matthew Hooton tries to divert attention from Bridges’ bludging by blaming a baby. And spectacularly fails.