Just saw this in the SST. Hide on the spousal travel allowance:
This perk is wrong, I’ve never agreed with it
So why claim it? If you don’t think it’s right, it’s not ethical to do it. ‘Meat is murder, but as you’ve killed the animals anyway…’
I had the opportunity for this trip and I wanted to do it because I didn’t want to make a mistake with the Auckland [super city proposal].”
You did make a mistake. Lots of them. None of which explains why you took an allowance you don’t think is right. Or how you managed to spend $25,000 on a few flights.
Look, you try to hold a new relationship together. You are very busy as a minister. I hardly see the young lady and it’s pretty tough.
Cry me a river. Wish I could have $25,000 of taxpayer money when my job takes me away from my beau. If he doesn’t support the perk, he could pay out of his $243,700 salary.
Face it Hide, you’re in the trough with the rest of Key’s piggies. And you’re worse because you claim to be better.