There is an excellent column in the Star today by John Cartwright, President of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council: Corporate greed is eroding foundations of a just society
There has been a lot of discussion about income disparity recently, as we are recreating the conditions just prior to the Great Depression.
Cartwright reminds us of how this is affecting the working class, when 'corporate culture demands that pension plans be gutted, benefits weakened and jobs outsourced.'
Brian Topp wrote a piece yesterday on Don Cherry and his recent nonsense at the inauguration of Toronto's new mayor Rob Ford. One millionaire speaking up for another millionaire.
But as Cartwright points out: 'Rob Ford promises to outsource city cleaning services to contractors who pay poverty wages. And he claims to be “standing up for the little guy.”'
So while Topp rightfully suggests that the millionaire Cherry is pretending to speak for the "little guy", he is actually complicit in the demise of that "little guy."
All the more reason to contact CBC and complain.
There is a group of prominent and progressive Americans calling for action, demanding that Obama get back on track.
I mean tax cuts? Really? He should be talking tax increases for those who have benefited the most from a series of misguided tax cuts, that helped to create this enormous disparity.
Some of the wealthiest are pledging to give away their fortunes to charity, but the antagonism of that statement is "charity". They made their fortunes only because the working class was burdened with most of the taxes, yet the first to hurt when things got tough.
This is not "charity" but the paying back of a debt.
So if millionaires like Don Cherry really want to help, they might want to get off their high horse and look around them.
Because the only ones really speaking up for the "little guy" are us "left-wing Pinkos".