“The 2010 Olympic Games will cost BC taxpayers nearly $1 billion more than the provincial government previously indicated, according to the provinces auditor general.”
-From Victorias Times Colonist Newspaper.
Yup. Here it comes. The supposed financial windfall of hosting the Olympics is already tuirning into a boondoggle that could cost the BC taxpayers millions and millions of dollars; the BC government is where the buck stops on the Olympics and excess costs will come from the taxpayer pocket.
The worst thing is that it’s not too late to exercise some fiscal responsibility. The auditor general’s report is a warning, but the Liberal government is so busy ducking responsibility they don’t have any time to take any.
If mismanagement were an Olympic sport, we’d be looking good for gold, instead we’re looking fucked.