The “Camera dei Deputati“, the italian equivalent of the House of Commons in the UK and the House of Representatives in the US, has revised its budget for 2010. The House has 630 MP and for the current year has approved a daily spending of $ 193.000,00.
Only for office rentals. Daily.
Yes, that’s a little bit more than $ 53.650.000,00 a year. In the last 15 years they have spent twice the amount needed to buy (at top prices) the same offices they’re renting. Most of these rental are with the same owner.