You choose to become a MP so don’t complain about crowded homes
THE visiting Member of Parliament (MP) for the New South Wales government Jonathan O’Dea has reminded local MPs to not complain about their homes being crowded each day with constituents seeking assistance.
Speaking before the MPs at the National Parliament yesterday O’Dea stressed the point that parliamentarians know very well how constituents treated them but they chose to go into parliament.
“You choose to go there and no one asked you to do it,” he said.
O’Dea pointed out that being a MP is becoming a public figure so they expect such treatment that goes along well with the motto “TO LEAD IS TO SERVE.”
Recently the Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) came up with the proposal of tax free pay for MPs, a decision strongly defended by the Prime Minister and his Finance Minister, basing their arguments on crowded homes each day with constituents as one of the major factor for these PEC awards.
When the question of ‘house crowded every day’ was asked Mr O’Dea replied by saying, “nobody asked you to go there so why bother.
“Being a MP means we are prepared to take the roles and responsibilities to lead the people who elected us into the parliament; therefore MPs already knew how constituents normally treated them, so it does not make any sense to complain about house or office crowded everyday with people seeking assistance.”
By AATAI JOHN