Hey Colin, could I just ask you to explain this statement a bit more, expand upon it if you will:
so i dont know if they are worth it,as they live in a different world to me
What exactly do you mean when you say they live in a different world to you?
Of course they do and so do I and so does the guy up my street who spends all his dollars on overseas trips and never mows his lawns, so does the real estate guy round the corner who would sell his mother if he could: We all live in different worlds to each other.
Since the current Federal government came to power I'm in a far better financial position than I ever was under the previous as investment in public infrastructure benefits me in a direct way as my industry is automatically engaged when money is pumped into public(and of course private when available) infrastructure.
This of course doesn't mean that I automatically agree with pay rises for some of the chaff that sits with snouts in trough in our Parliaments across the land and I do acknowledge the difficulty that many people face: We're not all equal in our incomes or our hopes, abilities, desires etc.
I live in a slightly different economic reality to you I guess but we're both living in the same country and multiply that by a factor of millions to take in the rest of Australia's population and you'll end up with a disparate group of opinions and hopes and no one could ever hope to cater for them all: And that is a Politicians lot to try and do exactly that and they must know that they'll be on a hiding to nothing from the moment they start.
* Hmm I wonder if I should apply for the Spinmiesters position at Canberra for the politicians lobby group S.I.T. ?