Travelling pols and $1000 payments

In general local news, the question of government paying returning vacationers $1000 to self-isolate has overtaken the other story, of politicians buggering off to sunny climes after government begged us not to travel.

As someone tweeted, if you shopped carefully for a plane ticket you could get the federal government to subsidize your vacation. But as someone else observed, if it costs $1000 to keep people from bringing home new, more contagious strains of Covid, we should do it.