EU - SNOUTS IN THE TROUGH!
MEPs have said parliament's budget should be increased by 2.3 percent next year.
So we can pay for their business class flights.
While the rest of us, squash, squeeze and get numb bums for the duration of our journeys, the politburo fly business class!
Plans for the 2012 funding increase, contained in a report by centre-right MEP José Manuel Fernandes, were adopted on Wednesday (6 April) by 479 votes to 176, with 23 abstentions. The hike was earlier supported by parliament's budget committee, and comes despite a call for more modest one percent rise from the European Commission.
Defending the move, Portuguese euro-deputy Fernandes said "We want all the expenses to be justified and we want the variable expenses to be subject to a cost-benefit analysis. Thus, we could also make savings in execution,"
IT'S YOU GREEDY POLITICIANS THAT NEED EXECUTING!
THIS IS THE GREEDY FUCKTARD JOSE MANUEL FERNANDES
In adopting the report on Wednesday, MEPs also rejected an amendment to save money by ensuring flights under four hours were carried out on economy class, citing procedural reasons. At present, MEP travel is reimbursed to the level of a business class flight or a first class rail ticket.
LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE! The rejected amendment would have saved between €15 to €20 million a year, according to its proposers Helga Trüpel (Greens/EFA), Lajos Bokros (ECR), Jurgen Klute (GUE/NGL) and Miguel Portas (GUE/NGL).
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