Radio Gaga

Jul. 25th, 2007 01:13 pm
talktooloose: (marvel_boy)
Two moronitudes of note from the radio this morning:

1
CBC news reported that an Afghani restauranteur in Quebec City is having trouble. He came to Canada as a refugee at the age of 17 and many years later opened a restaurant called Kabul. Since Canadian soldiers have started dying in Afghanistan, he has become the target of threats and loss of business. What.

2
In the wake of the cowardly rejection of Toronto Mayor, David Miller's tax plan's by craven City councillors, a $500 million budget shortfall is threatening everything important and progressive in the City. Metro Morning on CBC Radio 1 asked people to phone in with suggestions for how the now necessary budget cuts should be made. One man phoned in to say:

"I like the idea of City Councillors taking an unpaid week off. Let's say there are, like, 50 councillors (there are actually 44 plus the Mayor) and they make $1000 a week (figure courtesy his ass), that's like $500,000 in savings!! (um....)"

Thanks for your call.

Much as I'm not a fan of Premier McGuinty, I have to agree with him this morning. If the Province gives Toronto taxing powers which it refuses to use, why should we expect a Provincial cash bailout? The process of undoing the downloading of social services made by the Harris government a decade ago will take years and require constant pressure from the City, but to reject the things they have done for us at our request instead is madness.

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