LETTER: Politicians stick snouts into the trough

The minute they are in for a four-year contract, they want more money

Local politician sticks snouts into the trough

Re: CRD mulls hike in directors’ pay (News, April 22)

And we wonder why people are cynical of politicians. Not one of these directors talked about sticking their snouts in the trough when running for office, but the minute they are in for a four-year contract, they want more.

Victoria councillors started whining first about getting more benefits even though if they were at all competent, they would have checked out the job benefits before they applied to voters for the post.

Maybe they could have mentioned it during their campaign? No. That would have been honest and how would they ever get their appointment to the Senate by being honest?

Patrick Murphy

Victoria