In England the MPs have to repay false expenses claimed. Are your MPs doing this

May 14, 2009 9:31am CST
I expect that you have heard that a lot of our MPs get expenses paid but have taken it too far. Some of them have claimed for mortgages they dont have, and even claimed thousands of pounds for items in the home and garden etc. If someone else had put in false claims they would have been sacked from their jobs and probably got a criminal record. They all have to have a check now to see if their claims were okay. Most arent and they are already paying back thousands of tax payers money. This stinks. Do you think that this could happen in your country?
3 responses
@dragon54u (29841)
• United States
14 May 09
Our politicians throw away money every day, spend taxpayer money on luxuries for themselves and their families and mistresses. They never have to pay it back. When they are caught cheating on their taxes, they have to pay it back but no jail time or big fines, unlike the rest of us.
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
14 May 09
I agree with you 100% - all I have to do is look at the former Governor of my state - Illinois. Blagojevich is a crook of the first order and what really tees me off he is still walking the streets of Chicago which has more political crooks in it than probably any other place in the USA.
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
14 May 09
Not only should they have to repay every penny they should have to pay interest on what they owe. One MP has already resigned over it - both he and his wife were MP's - they had two homes - he claimed on one as a second home and she claimed on the other - they took thousands for furnishings etc on thse homes. I hope the lot get voted out. I am American but my husband is British. We both think Gordon Brown is a total waste of space and would do this country and enormous favour if he resigned immediately. That is pretty bad considering my husband has voted labor all his life until the last local election when he voted Lib/Dem.
14 May 09
The voting on the 7th will definately be very interesting. Every hour something new is turning up.
@jazzsue58 (2672)
14 May 09
Ha ha ha - did you read the budget properly? There were only a few groups of workers deemed important enough to the country to get full expenses and tax returns when working away from home. Firemen was one. And, uhhh ... yeah, well, anyway. Guess what the new group was, that got tacked on the bottom of the list, hastily scrawled in red biro? Yup. MPs. So, no change there then, as they say in the Bank of Brassic England.