Saturday, July 16, 2011

There you Have It

Toronto has a Mayor who believes that labour costs should be about 20 per cent of the budget, and not 80 as it currently stands...

How is that even possible? And can you even begin to ask people who believe in Ford to understand how utterly ridiculous that sounds, especially coming from someone who has been on City council? You know, he just mumbles something about "gravy" despite his own consultants telling him that he is completely out to lunch.

I mean, even the right wing's preferred method of shifting tax dollars from the public sector to private companies by "contracting out" services only shifts labour away - is that what he meant? I'm trying to be charitable because what he said is so moronic, so ridiculous, that you have to believe he misspoke. Except I suspect he didn't.

Seeing Rob Ford in action reminds me of Bob Pullman's character in Ruthless People:

3 comments:

Shirley Cee said...
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Shirley Cee said...

hear,hear! nicely put and love the Bill Pullman video clip - I eagerly await your "Why I'm moving to Berlin" blog entry... :)

Andrew W. said...

The great thing about having a blog called "the Transcontinental" is that I don't even need a new blog for it! It's like it was built in there from the beginning or something.