Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Harper Government" Spends Four Million Tax Dollars to Advertise "Austerity" Budget

In another wicked display of privilege, the "Harper government" is going to spend $4 million Canadian taxpayer dollars to advertise a budget that promises austerity measures. Just think of how many real jobs that money could create. Or how many people it could feed or clothe.
The Conservative government is planning to spend up to $4-million on a taxpayer-funded ad blitz to promote its 2011 budget, a media buy that will start just days before an increasingly probable spring election campaign.
And when added to their other spending blitzes, it's absolutely staggering.

$20 million in the latest splurge of "we're on track" ads.

$130 million to advertise the 'Action Plan' that turned out to be nothing more than a massive ad campaign for the Conservative Party.

$42 million for a website that had 40 pictures of Stephen Harper, clearly crossing the line between public and party.

$45 million for signs.

When is their culture of entitlement going to end? Even little known Conservative MP Randy Hoback spent more than $60,000.00 on partisan ten per centers. Surely his community could have put that money to better use than "Just Visiting" ads that go into the recycle.

This is theft. There's no other word for it.

As Jim Quail calls it: "Above the law and beneath contempt". They just do what they want.

1 comment:

  1. The MSM (mainstream media) get a lot of advertising revenue during an election campaign. So you would think they would be screaming for an election. But alas, Harper's multi-million dollar media blitz using our taxpayer dollars (Canadians Economic Action Plan) is proving to be a nice replacement bribe to the MSM in an effort steer the public away from any thoughts of an election.


    Maybe what you're seeing is the result of the Conservative's attack ads, really election ads run outside of an election and all those Economic Action Plan ads for an Economic Action Plan that ends at the end of THIS month, really more Conservative Party advertising but paid for by the tax payers.


    Harper spends billions of taxpayer's money to keep his fake poll scores up so it will take a lot of our own blood, sweat and tears to counteract his power via buying millions of dollars of advertising disguised as tooting his fake action plan.

    Harper buying national ads is nothing more than cash bribes to a desperate MSM… translation: I’ll purchase thousands of dollars of ads AND in exchange you will write positive articles about me and my kingdom that I am trying to rule but those damn gay immigrant females won’t STFU.

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