Sunday, September 26, 2010

Reason to howl

So what's the more damning part of the latest news on the Cons' use of public money to promote themselves?

Is it the instant classic line that "Bunting is allowed, plaques are an allowable expense"?

Or is it the scope of promotional material compared to the RinC fund as a whole?

To put that in perspective, let's do a bit of back-of-the-envelope math. Based on approved signage of up to $9,000 per project for over 2,000 projects in total, the Cons green-lighted no less than $18 million for signs and plaques alone. Which amounts to over 3.5% of the money allocated for the RinC program.

And that's not even counting the bunting.

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