Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Supacity: Yes we can, but not overnight.

The problem with revolutions is expectations.

With the Supacity (tm) now in place our expectations are at an all time high.  One voice for one city.  But for many, most importantly, no duplication, or make that octuplication.

One receptionist, not 8.  One finance department, not 8. One HR. One tea trolley for the mayor.

Think of the money we will save that will be spent on free swimming pools for all and Jonathon Franzen's latest on free loan at the library.

So it is with a groan of disappointment that we hear the rates are tipped to rise by up to 6 per cent in the Supacity (tm).  Expectations of efficiency dashed and the prospect of cost effective, little government out the window.

Sound familiar.

In America the election of Barack Obama brought expectation on steroids.  Here was a man to right the inequalities, bring healthcare to all, and being the world's democratic police while hopefully leaving taxes alone.

Quickly, though, the pathological hatred of big government amongst Americans has given rise to Tea Parties and even the liberals are restless.  The fact that laissez faire, market rules economies had to be saved by BIG government didn't even warrant a thank you note.  Barack is a squib.

So on Saturday the Jon Stewart organised Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear assembled on the National Mall in Washington D.C.  Estimates range from 200,00 to 6 billion using Glenn Beck Measurement (tm). And there amongst the signs was a beacon of reasonableness.

No not that one.


I like that one too.

Because I just love turtles.  They're fully self sufficient with debt free housing.

That's the one.  I don't mind contributing but I want the best service at the best price.

Supacity.  I'm going to let this ride but you're on warning.  My Expectations of Your Efficiencies are high.

Apropos of nothing at all.

Stephen Jones says the haka is boring.  You've being saying that for 23 years mate, so I suppose you know boring when you see it.

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