• Sam Wilks

20 ways how to F—k up an economy! No.14 Invest in the Obsolete!

By our Local NT Government. (witnessed and written about by me, a lowly peasant, oops I mean citizen, but I don't want to steal their limelight, they did all the work... proudly.)

Don’t get me wrong, continuously I’ve discussed economic factors and events with several sitting politicians and pundits from both sides of the isle. To say Holes and Homes is their main concern would be an understatement, but forgiving the lack of economic and financial intelligence by both the local bureaucracy and the half-wits presented for us to vote on what we have seen is that they can’t even get the Mining and Housing sector right, so we didn’t stand much of a chance for anything else.

For those blaming either side for the problems, I say, they have both been as bad as each other, but given that we currently have a government with a massive, albeit, unstoppable majority of 18 members and an opposition of 2, this current government could really make some changes to fix things, but lets reflect first on both sides F-ups.

I’m releasing one of these one at a time, then I’ll provide 20 ways they might make some positive changes, so in the new year we might be able to re-invigorate our currently sitting government to get back to work and maybe represent the people again, as most who know me can attest, I have a critical mind, with a positive outlook.

14. Implementing the Obsolete and Legislated Price fixing - example “fuel Watch”

Given the incompetence of past governments and bureaucratic departments, like most, when I read about this, I thought, well if they do this right it will benefit…. Puma.😂

Even the NTG must admit when they have a website, they pay for and have to maintain at a cost of Millions that competes with a free app created by private industry that cost less (fuel map Australia) than $20k to create, they have won the gold medal in stupid!

Even better the singular company that does provide the best fuel price for the NTG, the NTG cant use, why?

Because they have a contract with PUMA LOL. (who benefits the most from this in the first place anyway, lol as they own all but a few of the stations)

This will most likely be quashed by the next government due to the depreciating cost of staff and maintenance. It was obsolete before its inception. Wonder how much of that asset sales funds they funnelled into this, well we will find out this budget time. (oops it wasn't in the last budget, it may not be able to copy it into this one LOL)

If you ever needed evidence of ineptitude then this "Fuel Watch" one will be one of the big ones prior to next election, unless they knock it on the head sooner, rather than later.

Although it’s a massive waste of money, I must admit, its good for a laugh! and great ammunition for next election!

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