Thursday, January 28, 2010
IGNORING THE 800 POUND GORILLAS AT YOUR OWN PERIL
WITHOUT a single sod being turned, $270 million has already been spent on a "metro rail" project the NSW State Government is on the verge of scrapping. See here.
Premier Kristina Keneally has just announced that the spending will stop as they now pause to decide whether or not to go ahead with this city metro rail project.
WHAT THE? ....Sorry Premier but YOUR government, in which you were a Minister for Planning, has now decided a year out from the State Election, to listen to the people and stop this madness that has already cost us, the NSW taxpayer, hundreds of millions of dollars because you think this project may not be viable? It's too little too late!!!
My disbelief is only counterpoint to my surprise that this arrogant and irresponsible ALP State Government has not deemed once to learn a damn thing from the last two public/private projects, the failed Cross City and Lane Cove Tunnels which have gone from the "800 pound Gorillas" in the corner to becoming some of the most expensive "White Elephants" in our State's history.
Gorillas and Elephants? Well I guess if the voters of NSW wanted a zoo when they re-elected this rabble the last time, then they shouldn't be surprised or disappointed.
Meanwhile the Kings' Dean School for special needs children goes unfunded and will certainly close down because of these "necessary" cutbacks. Necessary indeed, more like: "We spent all of our money and now we are broke". And it is because of this government's inability to listen carefully and evaluate the priority needs of its people, its inert greed, anarchical bureaucracy and downright inability to run a state treasury.
To think we actually have to wait for an election in 2011 to remove these money wasting fools, is just another travesty.
Posted by JR at 5:46 PM