Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Rise and Fall of the Porky Action Plan
Uh oh. Hold the bacon. It looks as if the Cons have finally realized that their Porky Action Plan ads are NOT as popular as they had hoped.
And although they have spent gazillions of OUR tax dollars to promote THEMSELVES.
Now they don't even dare ask Canadians what they think of them.
The Finance Department has ordered its pollsters to stop asking Canadians potentially embarrassing questions about Economic Action Plan advertising.
And with good reason eh? The results have been DISMAL
Results have been in sharp decline in recent years, with only a tiny fraction of those polled in 2013 saying they visited the EAP website or called a toll-free number, as the ads urge.
And so the Finance Department now has eliminated the question altogether, along with three other questions that asked Canadians to rate the government’s performance. There, too, the numbers had been dropping to new lows.
And they haven't fooled ANYONE...
The opposition parties and even some conservative commentators have called the action-plan ads thinly disguised propaganda. Editorials at major news organizations, including the National Post and the Globe and Mail, have said the ads are a waste of taxpayer dollars, designed to promote the Conservative party with public money.
And that's not counting the one that had to be pulled for FRAUD.
A Harper government advertisement touting a jobs program that does not yet exist has been pulled from the airwaves and won’t be seen again, Global News has learned.
The move to drop the ad about the Canada Job Grant came as the national advertising regulator was investigating 20 consumer complaints alleging it was misleading.
You know, this porky production...
That like all the other ads made so many extravagant claims.
Only to leave the unemployed disappointed and BITTER...
But here's the best part eh? The Cons don't dare ask Canadians what they think of those porky ads.
But according to the Finance Department flak Jack Aubrey, they WILL keep on making them:
“In an uncertain global economy, it is important that Canadians are aware of the measures and programs in the EAP and how they will lead to jobs, growth and long-term prosperity,” he said.
Because they will keep trying to brainwash us with our money.
Even if they drive us CRAZY...
And the good news?
It does show how desperate they are. And that they will do ANYTHING to try to win the next election.
And it won't work.
Every ad they run will only cost them more supporters.
Canadians have had their fill of Con propaganda.
And this piggy story will soon be over...
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