Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Eco Fraud



This isn't earth shattering, but it is just one more example that the current government is quick to announce programs, but they never seem to have what's needed to implement them.

They make a lot of noise, put together nifty websites, then they don't deliver.

Oh and in case you're wondering about the levy on the fuel inefficient vehicles...that program is working just fine.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe when the Conservatives announced the energy efficient vehicle rebate program during the budget they said it would be launched in the fall; but the rebates are retroactive to April of this year.

Call me crazy but I believe it is still summer.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous i totally agree
with your 11:56 p.m. post.
KNB i don't know what the
problem with this is? Anon
he/she is totally right because this program was
announced late March with the budget. It would be launched in the fall,rebates are retroactive to April of this year. The last time i looked outside we were still in summer. KNB I'm
sure it must be a mistake on your part. Remember it is in the fall that this program comes into effect,it's been like this all a long.

John

knb said...

That is my point. Why did they announce it with so much fan fare, only to deliver it in the Fall?

They've obviously created a lot of confusion and have lost the impact that the program could have had.

Anonymous said...

KNB there politicians
everything that they do
no matter what party or
political stripes that
they belong to it's always with huge fan fare especially if it is something that people like. It's a fact it's the system that we live under is it right maybe not,but this is democracy
you take the good with the bad. I'll give an example just look at the budget by all governments of the past. Why is it that budget talks about what the government intends to do over several years when we have budgets every single
year now why is that i never understood it does anyone know? Please explain thanks !!! Comment please if any thanks.

John

knb said...

John, the simple answer is this.

Most projects announced by governments are just that, projects. They take years to implement, so they make their announcement, and attach a huge dollar amount to it, to make a splash. The project cannot be developed, nor delivered in that calendar year, because they are simply too massive. Nor can the government afford to take the hit in one shot, (so it's not like amortizing).

In the end, it's a way for the government of the day to say, "if you keep us in power, here's what we'll do, here's what we'll fix".