Saturday, October 17, 2009

Push to reveal Bligh's secrets.

QUEENSLAND'S public service watchdog has joined a growing list of independent figures attacking the Bligh Government's accountability. Click on this link!

Well, Anna Bligh is certainly not very popular at the moment and one of the many reasons, it is alleged, is the way they do business, and here is an example of their modus operandi sent to me. - Werner

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the Queensland Parliament Buildings.

One is from Ipswich, another from Logan and the third is from Kenmore. All three go with a Parliament official to examine the fence.

The Ipswich contractor takes out a tape measure, does some measuring then writes down some figures. "Well," he says, I figure the job will run about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew & $100 profit for me."

The Logan contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700, $300 for materials, $300 for my crew & $100 profit for me."

The Kenmore contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the Parliament official and whispers, "$2,700." The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"

The Kenmore contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Logan to fix the fence..."

"Done!" replied the government official.

And that, my friends, is politics Queensland style! ! !

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My though for today.

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. - Rudyard Kipling.

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