Justin Trudeau tells us all the time that he’s all about helping the middle class but if that’s true, why did he think it was okay to hand over $1.1M of taxpayer money to high level, highly paid political staffers to move to Ottawa?
It’s not as if this figure was the result of a large number of staff paying for U-Hauls all across the country.
The excessive expenses Trudeau signed off on were related to the costs incurred by a few of those staffers to sell their homes but did they really need the help of the middle class to do that? Katie Telford made almost $500K selling her home and Gerald Butts sold his home for $630K more than he originally paid for it.
The defence has been these rules were put in place by the Conservatives but sources say Harper wouldn’t pay more than $30,000 for costs related to relocation. Some may find even that amount excessive but it pales in comparison to the numbers that have just been revealed for Trudeau’s staff.
Watch as I put those shocking figures in perspective in a way the average person of average means can relate to.
And remember this next time Justin is talking about how much he cares about the middle class.