While politicians used to throw salted pork at voters to win their support, today's preferred method is using tax dollars, and the government's spending powers.
Between November 3rd and November 27th, the governing Liberals have made 145 spending announcements totalling $24.5-billion.
Last week alone, over $20-billion was announced in ribbon-cutting ceremonies and news wire stories across Canada.
A few of the real gems include:
$2.5-million to highlight Italian contributions to building Canada
$139,000 for fish harvesters skills promotion in Halifax
$276,000 for the Bata Shoe Museum....
$24.5-billion in 24 days works out to over $1-billion per day, or $42-million every hour....
Your Tax Dollars at Work. Check out the CTF's Spend-O-Metre for the complete breakdown...
Monday, November 28, 2005
Posted by Adam Taylor at 9:39 AM
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