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.
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.”