The Political Advertising Led Recovery?

Or, maybe not… It sure seems to Iconophilia that our first encounter with the PALR suggests that this may not be the panacea for the Global Financial Crisis after all. It just may be a tad too transparent…

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Here we were in Nimmitabel last weekend, in the center of the bellwether seat of Eden-Monaro, face to face with the groundbreaking Fourteen-Silver-Birch-Tree-Led-Stimulus-Package. Yes, there are fourteen new bits of steel, concrete and Birch Tree in the main street of Nimmitabel, all in the name of the Government’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.

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You’d want to ask, wouldn’t you, what is the contribution to the nation’s productive capacity in projects such as this? Surely little bits of public consumption like this is little more than the ol’ pork-barrel? I would have thought this was a risky vote-losing strategy in this revisionist economic climate?

9 comments ↓

#1 Ian on 12.11.09 at 9:27 am

A little unfair Nigel. After all, this could be thought of as an efficient way to kill two birds with one stone and do nimitabel’s bit for carbon sequestration!

#2 ampersand duck on 12.11.09 at 10:36 am

Ah! My retirement destination!

This is such a bad decision, if only for the choice of trees… birches hate drought.

#3 Rocco on 12.11.09 at 1:28 pm

yep, wrong trees for this part of the world…..

#4 Skeptic on 12.11.09 at 2:14 pm

Excellent choice of tree, as it won’t last the summer. Dead trees draw no water.

#5 jam on 12.11.09 at 3:44 pm

Everyone knows silver birch trees die in drought. Palm trees would be better so it would look like a boulevard in LA.

#6 Dawn Egan on 12.11.09 at 4:04 pm

This town is spelt NIMMITABEL Not Nimitabel

#7 Zoe on 12.11.09 at 4:22 pm

What, all in capitals like that? Wow!

#8 Nigel on 12.11.09 at 4:25 pm

Dear Dawn, tanks for the spellcheck, will correct, Nigel

#9 Megxx on 12.16.09 at 7:44 am

Maybe it’s an in-(parli)-house joke about growing money trees, Nige.

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