Sen. Chuck Grassley recently seemed to suggest some poor people spend all their money on “booze or women or movies.”
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As the GOP prepares to slash spending to pay for tax cuts, lawmakers have been bringing up claims about the poor that don't stand up to scrutiny.
Sussan Ley was under pressure to resign following claims she misused her travel entitlements and breached the ministerial standards.
It is unclear whether stood-aside minister Sussan Ley has breached the ministerial standards over her travel expenses. And the rules on claiming entitlements are unclear and very complex.
The review of MPs’ entitlements was instigated following Bronwyn Bishop’s resignation from the speakership.
Only with a robust entitlements system will a repeat of Bronwyn Bishop's “Choppergate” scandal be avoided.
Even Congress gets into the Christmas spirit.
Future taxpayers were the big losers of the trillion-dollar budget deal, who will have to shoulder the burden of higher interest payments.
The controversy over Speaker Bronwyn Bishop’s entitlements row continues to dominate the news cycle.
The finance department, asked by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to investigate Bronwyn Bishop’s A$5227 helicopter ride between Melbourne and Geelong, now finds itself sitting on a very hot seat. If…
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop’s helicopter affair is proving a headache for Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Bronwyn Bishop's helicopter ride has morphed from a personal embarrassment to a serious issue for the government.
The row over Speaker Bronwyn Bishop’s parliamentary entitlements claim has become a major distraction for the Coalition.
The opposition has asked the Australian Federal Police to investigate whether Speaker Bronwyn Bishop broke the law in claiming $5227 for a helicopter trip between Melbourne and Geelong.
Tony Abbott has faced hard questions in recent days over his travel expenses, but does this reflect a wider integrity problem for our politicians?
The recent revelations around the inappropriate use of travel entitlements by federal MPs reflect a broader problem of the lack of accountability in parliamentarians’ public life. But this scandal is nothing…