Spending your money is not hard work....

This photo is tagged as the US legislators at work passing a budget.
US House Minority Leader pictured standing, far right, speaks while colleagues play as the House considers a new budget. The guy sitting in the row in front of these two....he's on Facebook, and the guy behind Hennessy is checking out the baseball scores.
These are the folks that couldn't get the budget out by Oct.1, and are about to control your health care, cap and trade, and the list goes on and on.
Should we buy them larger screen computers - or -a ticket home, permanently? This is one of their 3-DAY WORK WEEKS that we all pay for (salary is about $179,000 per year).

Is it so different in Australia ?