What’s wrong with Americans? No, not their political choices, domestic arsenals or supersized appetites. I mean literally. Why do nearly nine million American workers collect federal disability insurance, one for every 13 with full-time jobs?
Idle no more? Sounds like a plan. We should all stop putting things off or tackling them feebly because they look too much like hard work. Especially Idle No More protestors.
A judge just decided to double Canada’s Indian population and see what happens. All we need on top of Idle No More hunger strikes and blockades, right? But don’t blame the ruling, which was lucid, reasonable and restrained. Blame the law, which cares what race you are.
A Bloc Quebecois press release informs me that “The federal government refuses to see the consequences of its ideological reform of Employment Insurance”. Now I know what you’re thinking. “There’s still a Bloc Québécois?” To which I can only reply that there must be or it wouldn’t be sending me press releases. What I can’t explain, though, is what it thinks it means by “ideological”.
If you’re among the people psychologists claim are having trouble coping with the Mayan apocalypse no-show, relax. Western civilization faces a genuine threat of staggering proportions that our leaders are ignoring, perhaps because of its boring name, Electro-Magnetic Pulse or EMP.
So the United States didn’t go off the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Instead Republicans circled the wagons, fired inward then gave President Obama and the Democrats almost all the tax increases they wanted in return for — spending increases. Progressive opinion cheered even though the nation and its politicians remain poised atop a real fiscal cliff a trillion dollars high.