It almost makes you wish for an Islamic government, because at least those guys don't steal! If you do, they think it is against God; westerners have no such compunction.
"Ireland’s parliament speaker quits; Criticism focuses on expenses, travel" by Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press | October 14, 2009
DUBLIN - The speaker of Ireland’s parliament, John O’Donoghue.... continued to travel the world at taxpayer expense....
The biggest headline-grabbers included hotel rooms exceeding $1,400 a night in Liverpool, Paris, and Venice; $700 for travel by car between two terminals of the same airport; and trips to horse races from England to Australia, usually accompanied by his wife, with a limousine standing by 24 hours a day, all at taxpayer expense.
O’Donoghue published his most recent expense claims on a Friday night - the most common time for governments worldwide to bury bad news - on a day, Oct. 2, when Ireland’s news agenda was dominated by a national referendum on the European Union.
That is kind of disingenuous, isn't it, AmeriKan MSM?
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Oh, not our governments when we do it here, no.
Those documents demonstrated he was continuing to travel in his new job at exceptional levels, running up $135,000 worth of trips - travel that received a further $30,000 subsidy from Ireland’s state-funded agency for horse racing promotion....
And they're off....