Hands up if you want to hand politicians an extra $22 million of your taxes to spend on ads as the next election looms.
Because that's what Everyday Bloke Scott and his mates in Canberra are about to do, by allowing MPs to spend their electorate allowances on ads.
Labor said it could mean $22 million piled on the $200 million the government has already spent on advertising campaigns since last January.
Like the "information campaign" - funded by us - about how they're "building a better tax system for hardworking Australians". You've seen the TV ads - "better for you, better for business, better for Australia".
Information? Come off it. Information is facts, not hyperbole. Facts aren't in the service of any master. But in these campaigns, only the bits that make the government look good are emphasised. The website is even called "bettertax.gov.au". Strangely, all the people are smiling. Who smiles when they're thinking about tax?
Be prepared to hear a whole lot about how the government is really, really good for you.
Does this seem like a government that trusts its decisions will go down well with the electorate? Or the behaviour of someone who doesn't think the community will trust decisions are being made in their best interests - so they coat them in piles of spin.
Like when your "healthy" breakfast cereal is actually 24 per cent sugar - so the packet has a big homespun story about how you can be nutritious and delicious at once. Spinning it at you, while you're eating it.
Or when there's a restructure in your company and the top brass repeat the buzzwords - "moving forward, a new mindset" etc etc. Selling it to you as you're being forced to eat a redundancy package.
The spin in favour of this additional spin spending is so "all communities across Australia get the same opportunity to receive information from their federal member".
At last! Even though no-one outside Capital Hill think there's not enough pro-government advertising already, we promise:
Every tax debt notice will come with a nice story about why the ATO is wonderful.
All government appointees will get hero stories broadcast about their brilliance.
In case we're about to find out just how conservative ABC chair Ita Buttrose is, there'll be an "information campaign" spruiking how she's really excellent and the best media person ever.
Every MP can now afford several "noddies" behind them when they speak.
And every speech will be delivered before 50 flags instead of two.
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