Thursday evening, Rachel Notley spent $90,000 taxpayer dollars to tell Albertans a whole lot of nothing.
Notley bought a 15 minute block of time on local TV, during the dinner hour to broadcast her infomercial. But we didn’t see the miraculous chopping power of the Slap Chop, the amazing absorption of the ShamWow or the convenience of the George Foreman Rotisserie.
No, friends, we saw a taxpayer funded NDP campaign ad by Rachel Notley where she assured us that her friends in the public sector unions will be safely isolated from the economic turmoil everyday Alberta families are struggling through.
I’d have preferred to see the Slap Chop for the thousandth time. I expect I’m not alone in that sentiment.
The PCs used to do these advertorial commercials, too. The NDP railed against them. But, just like keeping Alberta’s inflated public sector happy, it looks like the NDP are carrying on the time honoured traditions of the PC governments who came before them.
In my video, I look back at some of the NDP responses to the PC televised addresses. You’ll have deja-vu all over again.
We know from a poll taken just after the election last spring, that people voted for change. 93% of NDP voters said that was their reason for voting NDP. Only 7% of NDP voters actually voted for NDP policies.
So, NDP voters of Alberta, how does all this change feel? Because to me it feels like more of the same but with less friendliness to the industries that paid our bills for so long and with more debt and unemployment.
Real change? Hope and Change? No thanks. I think we’d all be happy with just a little more change in our jean pockets.