So the honourable members think they are grossly underpaid. Perhaps they are , if one compares the hours , the pressure and the lack of job security. However, in the current financial climate , where people are really struggling and lucky to hang on to their jobs, the timing demonstrates that our representatives are on another planet.
I find many of the recent and previous intakes lack the graviats that one felt they had in previous administrations. Perhaps they are much younger and lacking in life experience - you can't buy experience . I suppose it is part of the instant society . nobody wants to work their way up , they want the top job straight away .
Not to forget that if you are really motivated to public service ,the money is of course secondary....or can you now have your cake and eat it ?