Tax & Spend

Tax & Spend

Speaking as someone with socialist leanings, I have rarely had a problem with taxation in the name of furthering the greater good.

In Strasbourg I have seen many things that fall into this bracket – municipal fairs, street decorations/landscaping, clean streets, recycling services, affordable public transport … all good causes. However, this week I saw something which just sang ‘waste of money’ to all and sundry.

All over the city, wherever there is a free ad hoarding, Strasbourg City Council (CUS) have erected bright pink information posters, emblazoned with a smiling father and child next to a TGV train.

So what’s the message that Strasbourg Council feel warrants such ad-spend? Well, it’s not exactly critical to the well-being of their citizens…

“Happy New Year”

By |2007-01-22T21:22:09+00:00January 22nd, 2007|Strasbourg|2 Comments

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  1. michal January 24, 2007 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Does it mean, that the constuction works on the main station are over? Seems to me, that the “TGV arriving in Strasbourg” campaign is a very good occassion for the local politicians to announce: We have talked about it for 10 years, and we are going to give you TGV this year…

  2. Bart January 25, 2007 at 11:21 am - Reply

    You mean it’s aimed at the politicans who live in Strasbourg? Now that would explain it!

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