Wrote this a couple weeks ago, and forgot to publish it. Here it is, in some hindsight.
The math outlines the extreme expense incurred by Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin to travel.
Wallin’s travel expenses, which total more than $350,000 over the past 27 months, are currently the subject of an audit.
350K/27mon/30days/mon= $432.09/day roughly
She must be absolutely exhausted, because it would take me flying between Ottawa and Regina, and staying in a hotel nearly every other day to make that kind of expense work. The senator from Wadena really must be a workaholic.
This amount doesn’t consider her housing allowance, which is how she got into hot water in the first place, as other senators drew criticism for their questionable housing and residency claims.
ADDED Aug 14, 2013: Here’s a list of examples for how she made bogus travel claims.