"Ice-cold Camembert with broken crackers" -- could Marie Antoinette have said it any better herself?
Senator Nancy Ruth set off a firestorm on Twitter Thursday after explaining to reporters that it was perfectly fair to expense breakfast after a morning flight because the "ice-cold Camembert with broken crackers" served in executive class just doesn't cut it.
She made the comment after news surfaced that the Office of the Auditor General's large-scale forensic investigation into Senate reimbursements is taking a closer look at the expense claims of 44 senators appointed by both the Liberals and Conservatives.
Now "the peasants" of Twitter are ridiculing the decadent lifestyles of Canadian senators. Here are the top 15 #SenateProblems:
Being forced to drink room temperature white wine on my taxpayer-funded flights around Canada #SenateProblems— Brian Appel (@BJSparkles) April 2, 2015
I can only submit my travel claim once?! #SenateProblems— Paul A Peters (@unitepangaea) April 2, 2015
Would you care for some w(h)ine (and a side of Senate salary + pension) with that (ice-cold) Camembert? #SenateProblems— Tabitha (@tabithatb) April 2, 2015
I need to know precisely which cow provided the milk for my Pumpkin Spiced Latte. A taxpayer-funded inquiry should suffice. #SenateProblems— Paul Dawkins (@Paul__Dawkins) April 2, 2015
I couldn't figure out how to open the door to the taxi cab: had to take a limo #SenateProblems— Sam Schechter (@samschechter) April 2, 2015
Warm champagne. #SenateProblems— Maïtée Saganash (@MaiteeSaganash) April 2, 2015
First cold Camembert, next tap water. #SenateProblems— Mikaela Scornaienchi (@Mkscorn) April 2, 2015
Discipline idea for entitled senators claiming expenses: only allowed to eat cold Kraft Singles for the rest of their lives #SenateProblems— Mandy Kovacs (@MandyVKovacs) April 2, 2015
New York City IS a province. Isn't it? #SenateProblems— Stephan Simon (@yxeSimonSays) April 2, 2015
The fact that it exists. #SenateProblems— Justin Bolshin (@JBolshin) April 2, 2015
My job is obsolete and I'm a relic of a bygone age. A warm breakfast is all I have in this world. #SenateProblems— Robyn McKee (@bawbmckee) April 2, 2015
You're not even elected, but the peasants are still allowed to make fun of you on Twitter! #SenateProblems— Adam Lemm (@adamlemm) April 2, 2015