A current advertisement warning against insurance fraud goes as follows:
Joe had an accident but when he exaggerated his injuries to get more compensation he put his hand in your pocket and took your money.
Every day in Ireland false and exaggerated insurance claims are driving your premiums up.
Protect yourself, report suspect claims; because you’re the injured party.
A similar advertisement can equally serve as a warning against alleged fraud by politicians:
Politician X receives unvouched expenses but when he exaggerated his claims to enrich himself he put his hand into your pocket and took your money.
Everyday in Ireland false and exaggerated claims by politicians are driving up already high levels of cynicism and contempt for the State.
Protect yourself; throw these people out of public office, because you’re the injured party.