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Politicians entitlements should be thoroughly probed

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Now that the poo has really hit the fans concerning the political entitlement rorts, it is time for all of us who regularly send in letters to the editors of the various newspapers to push for an ICAC-type inquiry/royal commission.
No matter what political party you vote for they all have their snouts in the Trough at our expense.
The NSW ICAC Inquiry, even after the Obeid/MacDonald saga proved that Labor had four or five guilty politicians as against 10 Liberal-National Party (LNP) politicians who just love the brown paper bag transactions.
But we must not talk about the LNP as they are supposed to be the clean skins.
To all of our newspaper and media outlets, time to lift the lid and get rid of the proverbial before any more elections are held for all levels of government.
Bruce Apps, Townsend, NSW

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