Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Conservative Senators bring the optics on budget eve

Conservative Senators are complaining today about news that they'll be losing a cafeteria in one of the buildings in which Senators work, the Victoria Building. Former Conservative party president, Don Plett, unfamiliar with the phrase "entitled to their entitlements" apparently, said this:
“What a bad, bad idea. The Victoria cafeteria was for the Senators and staff,” he wrote in an email, apparently unwilling to eat his lunch with MPs and House of Commons staff.
Stated as his Conservative government prepares to wield a budget with $7 billion in cuts, to fall on public servants and raise OAS age eligibility to 67, nothing like some priceless optics to set the tone.