Christmas cards for everyone! Brought to you by, well, you?

Premier Brown never ceases to amaze me.  Over the last couple of days all of my family members have received very pleasant greetings cards, which we may well have paid to recieve.  Donning a photo of the Premier and his wife along with best wishes for the holidays and the new year, such cards would  be a very nice touch if I didn’t suspect that we’re actually the ones paying for it.  The thing that hints such is likely the case?  The return address is that of “THE PREMIER” (yes, specifically in all caps), followed up by the address of the cabinet building.  Is this a likely indication that government dollars were spent on this little boondoggle?

Now, in a time when we’re being hit by a recession I really have a hard time accepting that the money spent to send out greeting cards to all of Bermuda’s electorate is justified.  A recession just isn’t a good time for such frivolous spending even if such cards donned a photo of all of our parliamentary representatives, which they don’t.  So, you can understand my contempt at the sheer audacity of our Premier if he spent our money to send out greeting cards to all of the electorate with his photo on it.

Perhaps I am missing something as I certainly do not recall previous Premier’s having a tradition of sending out similar cards which is entirely possible.  If so, my apologies, but really, in a time where a recession is hitting the island, one should certainly be wondering where priorities lie regarding spending of taxpayer dollars.

The sheer irony of the potential for our Premier to have gotten me to foot the bill for him to send me a greetings card is ludicrous beyond belief if true.  For the Premier’s sake I certainly hope he footed the cost of this out of his own pocket as otherwise this does nothing but a disservice to his reputation as someone who cares more about our island than himself.

One can only hope Uncle Elvis is working on a hell of a cartoon for this one as he’s certainly the one to bring a laugh to this really sad situation.

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Sal
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Straight out of the dictator’s handbook,glorious leader,during one of his rare visits to the island , sends Christmas cards for everyone! “ I certainly hope he footed the cost of this out of his own pocket” … err Dennis,if you believe that,I have some hedge funds to sell you! Tmore spin and buffoonery,Goebbels-Stalinist brainwashing same as RG article today ‘Increase in visitors from New York’ is pure bullshit beats brains ! Tourism is DEAD, People are living in cars, caves,and containers,crime is out of control, Inflation is out of control,as is traffic,crime,the drug underworld,and gangs, Why does a 19 square… Read more »

Tryangle
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Lord I hope it’s just to you guys. I would not expect to receive a Christmas card from the Premier. Who does that? And who would spend money on that venture in these times? Now I’ve seen birthday cards sent out by politicians, but I’m certain that those come from the political party. If it is indeed the case then I’d be upset and wish that the PLP would just get out of election mode already and spend money wisely. I know they can’t (government policy, yay) take out a full-page ad in the gazette now to wish Bermuda happy… Read more »

rocksolid
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Are you kidding. You devoted this much venemous thought into the fact that the leader of your country sent out a xmas card. bah humbug indeed.

loki
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loki

“Are you kidding. You devoted this much venemous thought into the fact that the leader of your country spent taxpayers’ money frivolously in a wasteful, vainglorious attempt to improve his image? bah humbug indeed.”
Fixed for accuracy.

Ken
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Ken

I cannot believe the uproar over Christmas cards. Get a life.

loki
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loki

Ken, unlike an increasing number of Bermuda residents, I take it that you don’t have to worry about your kids going hungry, or whether you’re going to have money for gas and electricity at the end of the month, which is nice for you. Good to see that the PLP Government and its minions have got their priorities straight in the midst of an economic downturn, though, especially when newspaper advertising wasn’t deemed to be a good use of taxpayers’ money. Apparently, glossy, image-enhancing Christmas cards sent to multiple voters within the same households were worthy, however. Mind yourself up… Read more »

Tryangle
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Tryangle

The guy has a legitimate question about the appropriateness of Government spending money on Christmas cards and the response is “Get a life”? You can disagree with someone’s opinion without being an asshole about it.

Cindy Murray
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Cindy Murray

I personally think it is a waste of my money as a taxpayer and I have sent my card back to the Premier (Marked “Return to Sender”). With so many people wondering if their jobs are safe, the cost of electricity and food, he could have had his usual press conference and said in lieu of Christmas Cards my wife and I will donate $20,000 to charity. I would have been happier with that.

Rummy
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Rummy

Trolls Denis? Explain, or am I missing something…It’s my fault? Being accused of being one is one matter but the demise is another.
Great job presching to the Choir Director.