- September 22, 2012 - 21:05
The poverty rate in Canada today is lower than at any time in our history (if we adopt the leftist policy of treating Statistic's Canada's "low income cut-off" as the "poverty line"). According to Occupy protestors like Payne, any system that does not give them as much money as someone who has worked like a dog for 50 years to get educated and climb the professional ladder is "unjust". It's kind of funny that the Occupy movement gets so much sympathy from well-paid union executives (including Payne), considering that unions themselves create so much inequality within the working class. And Payne's party, the NDP, is full of champagne socialists - people who are rich enough to spend their time displaying faux solidarity with the working poor. People like Jack Layton, who was born into the kind of wealth and social status most of us can only dream of.
- September 22, 2012 - 12:20
Occupy was nothing more than an instantaneous mania....just like the Jack Layton mourning, the US bus lady retirement fund, youtube's Gangnam Style, and all the other mindless novelties that are now part of the ADD culture we live in. People being jelaouss of those who have more is not new....St. John's fish merchants make Wall Street bankers look like philanthropists. But I suppose it is the complete lack of any pressure to make any actual progress on such ill-difined "problems" that makes today's youth put all their energy into it in short spurts...they can claim thier yelling and appearance on TV night after night as tangible success. Sad.