- Jul 26, 2010
Norris says that he is broke, in debt to the bank, close to quitting politics and
No you haven't David. You have continually put the taxpayers money where your mouth is between your Seanad allowance, expenses including the 'Independents' allowance of circa €28k and of course your 'disability' pension from Trinners. I think you have been sucking on the moobs of the public purse quite long enough David."I have given 40 years of public service in this country. I have continually put my money where my mouth was," he said.
Also I note in the Sunday papers they were saying that his book was not selling. The pr1cks look like to be the one's that are kicking back.Mr Norris said he had listened to senators make their case on cutting expenses, including some who "had other good jobs, who admit to double-jobbing".
But he added: "I, at the age of nearly 70, am wiped out financially. I have no savings left. I’m in debt to the bank. And I hear people coming in saying ‘let’s scrap the allowances for this, that and the other’...
"I feel very, very, very close to getting out of this house, while there’s a few bob left, before I’m an old man."