Wednesday, August 24, 2011

No Expo 2012 for us

It seems our federal government has declined an invitation to Expo in South Korea in 2012. The reason it gave was "domestic priorities, including a return to a balanced budget through stringent fiscal discipline".

While this seems like a common sense response, it seems the government has forgotten all about the billions it spent hosting the G8/G20. So as I understand it, we can afford to spend a lot of money hosting world leaders to talk about stuff that could have easily been done via video conference, but we can't afford to showcase our culture at a World Expo that went out of their way to try to convince us to attend.

Well done.


Anonymous said...

down with the governement!!! time to revolt! who voted these yahoos in anyways? sure wasn't me. :(

Anonymous said...

er, government. i can spell ;)

Karl Plesz said...

I don't think anybody did. Most people I talk to say they didn't vote Conservative. Sounds like a conspiracy theory in the making to me.

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