....is that it allows both taxpayers and government to avoid responsibility for wasteful spending. Imagine how different it would be if you got a personal bill for your share of the 900% overspent on re-fitting submarines. There is one place where citizens are getting billed though, and it is not pretty!
Citizens are wary of Government spending so governments everywhere are calling spending "investment". Suggesting that there will be a return on spending. A look at Ontario's electricity rates puts paid to that idea.
The justification for the expenditure of taxpayer money to companies is "to create jobs". What about the jobs destroyed by directing 140 million removed from where a taxpayer wanted to spend it, and giving to Ford Motor Company instead. It's not for the jobs. The real reason exposed here today.
One question, why is the US footing 70% of the bill for Nato? Recently he presented Angela Merkel with an invoice for 375 billion for Nato spending. Canada is way behind too, which could effect coming negotiations between the US & Canada.
The Keystone Pipeline, which will be a major contributor to the Canadian economy, government revenues plus many other positives over the next 25 years, was not exactly celebrated when it got official US approval last Friday.