Awesome. Let's start the week by highlighting the $750,000 that Stephen Harper's government spent fighting disabled veterans over their pensions.
In further "Let's not worry about the law" news, a judge has struck down part of the Conservative's 2008 tough-on-crime legislation.
More on the dismemberment of the National Archives. Who needs history or culture? We've got England!
Will and Kate fever continues. We're going to start sharing embassies with the British. I guess we're hoping we get a few more invites to Harry's wedding?
And then let's highlight some of the dueling stories about the upcoming real estate meltdown. The rest of the world seems to think we're kind of fucked while we bicker over the extent of the problem.
I don't think people truly understand what wealth discrepancy is. Here it is. The top 400 wealthy individuals in the US hold 1/8 of the wealth
in the US. Got that? 0.00016% of the US population controls 20% of
the wealth. Their wealth has grown 13% in the last year. They don't
need a tax cut. They don't need loopholes. They don't deserve a
disproportionate voice in politics just because they can spend their
opinion into prominence.
This is why we hate the Census! Families are shrinking. Not shrieking.
Gah! Canada agrees with Stephen Harper? We agree that the Iranian embassy should have been shut down? Well. I guess that proves Canadians don't know shit about International Relations.
If they're so eager to reform their own pensions, why don't they stick it in their next Omnibus? In fact, why don't we just write all of the laws that we plan on passing in the next 20 years down on a piece of paper, sign that shit and just get this done?