I don't know why you are moaning about this. It is happening all the time, especially when the large available board room or speaking area is open to options. But then you don't get a comfortable bed with waiter service, while looking important, and saving the world from disaster.
Last year, four of our local councillor's went on a global warming fact finding expedition to the Indonesia. It was only due to a bit of public outcry, that the four managed to reduce their expenses and allowances. The results of the fact finding, have yet to be put into print.
This is not an isolated case!.
And the hard thing to stomach, is these same councillor's are due for re-election in the local May election procedures, and they will all be voted in again, by a trusting electorate?.