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Brussels gravy train like “last days of Rome”: EU MEPs earn up to 740% more than average citizen…
Daily Mail (UK) ^
| 10:46 EST, 23 May 2013
| Alan Hall
Posted on 05/23/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The gilded lifestyle of MEPs has been compared to the uncontrolled excesses of ancient Rome after research showed their perks have not been dented despite biting austerity measures.
From Italian MEPs who enjoy free haircuts to Maltese ones who get 52 free gallons of petrol a month, the perksand expensescontinue unabated for the representatives of European Union nations.
MEPs from the 27 EU nations are paid salaries of £137 million ($207 million) a year, according to research by German pricing watchdog Preisvergleich.de, and some earn 740 percent more than the average citizen.
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Full Daily Mail title:
Brussels gravy train is like last days of Rome: EU MEPs earn up to 740% more than average citizen and enjoy free haircuts and gallons of petrol
What is even worse is that they have not achieved Romes height yet. Do we want them to?
posted on 05/23/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT
posted on 05/23/2013 1:24:04 PM PDT
(Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
Maybe it is time to storm the Bastille ...or the Hague...or the EP.
posted on 05/23/2013 1:25:12 PM PDT
(...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
Quite an expensive club for a “parliament” that doesn’t have the power to write a single law.
posted on 05/23/2013 1:25:59 PM PDT
This is what the coming global government will be like.
The Lear Jet Leftists will live and rule in luxury — while the bulk of the world’s population will be their vassals.
posted on 05/23/2013 1:27:46 PM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
Well they are such important people. Why shouldn’t they be justly compensated! It tkes a lot of work subjugating the rights of all the EU citizens!
posted on 05/23/2013 1:38:59 PM PDT
(We are the chosen few! Be thankful for it!)
Indeed, and these guys are just the rubber stamp, not doing all the “real” work that the Commission does towards that goal.
posted on 05/23/2013 1:42:01 PM PDT
But have they given themselves the right to do market insider trading?
posted on 05/23/2013 1:54:50 PM PDT
( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
Send in the Guillotines the first time they tell the hungry serfs to eat cake.
But...but...Free Trade works. Thats what all the EU apologists say..../s
posted on 05/23/2013 2:38:19 PM PDT
(GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
Certainly works for the socialists. Aren’t they usually the biggest proponents of it?
posted on 05/23/2013 2:41:18 PM PDT
The commissars always live better than the proles.
It’s the same BS hypocrisy in the US.
It’s the same BS hypocrisy everywhere.
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
All Europe needs is one night of the long knives, and this would no longer be a problem.
posted on 05/23/2013 3:42:02 PM PDT
(Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
I don't really think that political murders are a way to go in Europe ;)
It wouldn't solve our problems but rather cause more turmoil. There are more pressing problems we need to solve in the good 'ld Europe.
When it comes to EP, it's too bad that people there, once they get their EP IDs, they seem to forget that they should care about their countries and about the nations that have elevated the to their position.
posted on 05/26/2013 3:30:50 PM PDT
(Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori!)
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