With promises of major cutbacks for everyone else, Stephen Harper is again rubbing our noses in the fact that he controls us all, by spreading our money lavishly around his MPs.
39 cabinet ministers, at a minimum annual cost of $9 million.
But don't forget that he usually also assigns numerous Parliamentary secretaries from among them, in an attempt to bring as many as possible into the executive, ensuring that few are left to actually question the executive.
Not that any of them ever question anything the exalted one does.
They wouldn't dare.