I sometimes think our councillors and MPs forget that they are paid by us to service the needs of the whole community. Rich, poor,smart and not so smart.
When this fortnightly scheme started in our area and 85yr old friend of mine was afraid of overfilling her bin and asked the council what she should do as she doesn't drive and could't get her rubbish to the local tip.
Guess what the council told her. "Take it on the bus."
When I worked, we told all our staff that they got paid half their wages to know the regulations and half to use their judgement.
Too few people these days seem to know the meaning of judgement.