November 18, 2018

Millions wasted on new cars for G7 proves bureaucrats incompetent AND hypocritical

David MenziesMission Specialist

The National Post recently brought us yet another great story about government incompetence that will surely have both taxpayers, and even Climate Barbie McKenna, weeping.

The Liberals spent millions buying brand-new cars for one week of chauffeuring diplomats during this year’s G7 summit, and now they’re having trouble selling these vehicles on the second-hand market.

RCMP bean-counters responsible for this purchase thought this was a fiscally-prudent decision, seemingly unaware of the concept of “depreciation,” by which a car can lose as much as 20 per cent of its value the precise moment it’s driven off the lot.

Apparently, they weren’t aware of a better solution for when cars are needed on a temporary basis either, called “renting.”

Now the feds, displaying a shocking but typical disregard for taxpayers, are stuck with a fleet of redundant cars they need to get rid of, and in a goofy sidebar, many of the vehicles are good ol’ fashioned “gas-guzzlers” of the sort we’re constantly told to avoid.

Whatever happened to leading by example on the green file?

Sure, plug-in hybrids tend to be pricier, but given that these bureaucratic bozos bought rather than rented cars, do you think they care about fiscal responsibility in the first place? After all, it’s OUR money they’re playing with.

Yet again, our virtue-signalling ruling elites operate via the principle of, “Do as we say, not as we do.”

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commented 2018-11-19 13:39:51 -0500
I’d say donate them to charities but they’d probably all end up at Planned Parenthood.
commented 2018-11-19 08:41:15 -0500
This looks like some thing Sweden would do.
commented 2018-11-19 08:19:11 -0500
Some corrupt liberal MP is probably about to start up their own rental company with some nice new , cheap cars.
commented 2018-11-18 22:07:59 -0500
On further reflection, I’ll even pay $5000.
commented 2018-11-18 22:07:12 -0500
Well, since the taxpayers have already paid for them, and since I am a taxpayer, I’ll gladly take what is mine. Send one over. I’m not fussy. Any one of them will do.
commented 2018-11-18 21:08:01 -0500
So that is where some of the funding we don’t have for veterans and our military went. After all, according to our dumber than a rock fearful leader, Baby Doc Trudeau, there just isn’t any money left in the piggy bank (sniff sniff with sad eyes).

Will this expenditure help ingratiate him to the world enough for a seat at the UN Security Council? After all, as long as Canadian taxes are under his control, the sky is the limit to impress those who barely remember his name.
commented 2018-11-18 19:18:55 -0500
Ooooh, David Ball, that is brilliant!
commented 2018-11-18 18:43:39 -0500
Given the governments penchant for multiculturalism wouldn’t it have been appropriate to showcase that multiculturalism and utilize the local taxi fleet with their multicult drivers?
commented 2018-11-18 17:05:57 -0500
Just using prices for the base models, one gets almost $25 million for the vehicles. Not the $23 million in the NP articles. Selling them at 20% off, one loses about $5 M, compared to renting cars at about $400,000 for the week.
However, I doubt any rental car company would supply 631 new vehicles. And anything other than new cars would seem really 2nd class for a G7 meeting.
So, losing $5 M is a small price to pay out of the $600 M budget for the meeting.

154 chevy suburban 58700 9039800
140 chrysler 300 touring model. 40895 5725300
109 toyota sienna 34690 3781210
28 Dodge charger 36545 1023260
88 Ford Escapes 26099 2296712
43 mitsubishi outlanders 28998 1246914
32 Nissan Rogues 26148 836736
30 Dodge Journeys 23635 709050
7 Ford Explorers 34799 243593
631 total = 24902575
20% = 4980515
commented 2018-11-18 16:26:09 -0500
why doesn’t trudeau force everyone to walk around instead. the green weanie should have loved that.
commented 2018-11-18 13:44:01 -0500
Veterans and Senior Citizens struggle to make ends meet, while Liberals waste money on Shiny Cars and Death Cults.

Something ain’t right here, could it’s name be Trudeau?
commented 2018-11-18 13:16:07 -0500
There are only three Elite rules for you Menzoid.

1: Do as I say not as I do.

2: Because. Shut up!

3: If you have any more questions. Refer to Rule 1…
commented 2018-11-18 13:13:29 -0500
“God damnit.”?
I don’t care for that kind of language Menzoid.
I know ALL the other media do it…but that doesn’t make it OK.
I know I swear, both in my commentary and in the real world…but I’m not putting on a show…I’m just some joe-blow commenter ranting and raving…that doesn’t make it OK either.
I’m not demanding you do anything…I’m just saying…I don’t much care for that language on THEREBEL.

I guess that was the impression left with me about the show…so don’t stop puttin’ the boots to those Globalist traitors and thieves.