Conservative MPs Love Riding the Gravy Train

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crookedmember wrote: Aug 2nd, 2021, 9:41 amMany of these CPC MPs have never held real jobs and have been slurping at the government trough their entire adult lives.
To be fair, I'm sure slurping at the trough isn't the sole domain of Conservatives, there has been a long-standing attitude among our elected officials, along with government employees and contractors, that government money is easy money.
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fluffy wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 5:10 am
crookedmember wrote: Aug 2nd, 2021, 9:41 amMany of these CPC MPs have never held real jobs and have been slurping at the government trough their entire adult lives.
To be fair, I'm sure slurping at the trough isn't the sole domain of Conservatives, there has been a long-standing attitude among our elected officials, along with government employees and contractors, that government money is easy money.
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fluffy wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 5:10 am
crookedmember wrote: Aug 2nd, 2021, 9:41 amMany of these CPC MPs have never held real jobs and have been slurping at the government trough their entire adult lives.
To be fair, I'm sure slurping at the trough isn't the sole domain of Conservatives, there has been a long-standing attitude among our elected officials, along with government employees and contractors, that government money is easy money.
I'm not aware of any Liberal or NDP MPs who were elected in their 20s without any real work experience. There may be some.

Off the top of my head, I can think of 3 CPC MPs--Poilievre, Scheer and former MP Kenney. There probably are more.


Poilievre became eligible for a pension at the age of 31. The other two likely similar.
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crookedmember wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 10:38 am

I'm not aware of any Liberal or NDP MPs who were elected in their 20s without any real work experience. There may be some.
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crookedmember wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 10:38 am
fluffy wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 5:10 am

To be fair, I'm sure slurping at the trough isn't the sole domain of Conservatives, there has been a long-standing attitude among our elected officials, along with government employees and contractors, that government money is easy money.
I'm not aware of any Liberal or NDP MPs who were elected in their 20s without any real work experience. There may be some.

Off the top of my head, I can think of 3 CPC MPs--Poilievre, Scheer and former MP Kenney. There probably are more.


Poilievre became eligible for a pension at the age of 31. The other two likely similar.
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crookedmember wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 10:38 am I'm not aware of any Liberal or NDP MPs who were elected in their 20s without any real work experience. There may be some.
While cases may not be as extreme as those with these local MPs, I'll bet you lunch it's a lot more widespread than taxpayers would like to think. Padding expenses accounts, claiming "allowances" for expenditures not made, the list goes on. I heard they wanted to start painting lines down the middle of the halls in government buildings. It's a safety issue you see, people leaving early running into people coming late all the time.
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fluffy wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 11:33 am
crookedmember wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 10:38 am I'm not aware of any Liberal or NDP MPs who were elected in their 20s without any real work experience. There may be some.
While cases may not be as extreme as those with these local MPs, I'll bet you lunch it's a lot more widespread than taxpayers would like to think. Padding expenses accounts, claiming "allowances" for expenditures not made, the list goes on. I heard they wanted to start painting lines down the middle of the halls in government buildings. It's a safety issue you see, people leaving early running into people coming late all the time.
I think that's for Covid reasons like the grocery aisles that no one pays attention to.....wouldnt want to run into anyone not vaccinated, you see.
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fluffy wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 11:33 am
crookedmember wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 10:38 am I'm not aware of any Liberal or NDP MPs who were elected in their 20s without any real work experience. There may be some.
While cases may not be as extreme as those with these local MPs, I'll bet you lunch it's a lot more widespread than taxpayers would like to think. Padding expenses accounts, claiming "allowances" for expenditures not made, the list goes on. I heard they wanted to start painting lines down the middle of the halls in government buildings. It's a safety issue you see, people leaving early running into people coming late all the time.
Oh I'm sure there are other instances.

For example, lifer Pierre Poilievre is married to CPC MP Michael Cooper's assistant. The Poilievres are renting an Ottawa house to Cooper as his second residence.

So that's a pretty great way for Pierre to pay the mortgage and get the taxpayers to buy him a second house in Ottawa. And while it's all perfectly legal, it probably should give fiscal conservative voters pause.
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Tracy Grey is not riding the "Gravy Train"..........she is WALLOWING in it!
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crookedmember wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 12:27 pm
fluffy wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 11:33 am

While cases may not be as extreme as those with these local MPs, I'll bet you lunch it's a lot more widespread than taxpayers would like to think. Padding expenses accounts, claiming "allowances" for expenditures not made, the list goes on. I heard they wanted to start painting lines down the middle of the halls in government buildings. It's a safety issue you see, people leaving early running into people coming late all the time.
Oh I'm sure there are other instances.

For example, lifer Pierre Poilievre is married to CPC MP Michael Cooper's assistant. The Poilievres are renting an Ottawa house to Cooper as his second residence.

So that's a pretty great way for Pierre to pay the mortgage and get the taxpayers to buy him a second house in Ottawa. And while it's all perfectly legal, it probably should give fiscal conservative voters pause.
Oh really? What a scam (legal) that is. That's kinda like I'll scratch your back and you scratch mine. That's gravy!
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What if a Conservative PM lived full time by himself in an official residence in Ottawa, with a full household taxpayer paid staff including maids, chefs, chauffeurs etc, but the Conservative PM’s wife and kids lived full time in a separate multi million dollar government residence, one hour away from Ottawa, with a full household taxpayer staff including maids, nannies, chefs, chauffeurs etc, would that be called a “riding the gravy train” scam ?
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Hurtlander wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 5:35 pm What if a Conservative PM lived full time by himself in an official residence in Ottawa, with a full household taxpayer paid staff including maids, chefs, chauffeurs etc, but the Conservative PM’s wife and kids lived full time in a separate multi million dollar government residence, one hour away from Ottawa, with a full household taxpayer staff including maids, nannies, chefs, chauffeurs etc, would that be called a “riding the gravy train” scam ?
If the PM in question were a Liberal, then nothing to see here, but if Conservative then obviously a huge waste of taxpayers' money.
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Glacier wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 6:15 pm
If the PM in question were a Liberal, then nothing to see here, but if Conservative then obviously a huge waste of taxpayers' money.
Well said. The idiot Liberals are just pure scum.
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crookedmember wrote: Aug 3rd, 2021, 12:27 pm The Poilievres are renting an Ottawa house to Cooper as his second residence.
Good for them! Way to go Pierre! The CPC are awesome, and such a contrast to the evil and horrible Liberals. I can't wait for the CPC to take over from the arrogant evil Liberals.
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