Archive for May 8th, 2012

Obama’s ties to Wall Street financiers and the lack of justice

- May 8th, 2012

He portrays himself as looking out for the little guy and on the side of the “99 percent.” Yes, President Barack Obama backs the Occupy movement to the hilt. If you’ve seen Ben Shapiro on Byline then you’ve probably heard Ben describe Occupy as a movement built to reelect Obama.

But a report from Newsweek looks at why the Obama administration, despite all the rhetoric, has yet to bring those “Wall Street crooks” to justice.

With the Occupy protesters resuming battle stations, and Mitt Romney in place as the presumptive Republican nominee, President Obama has begun to fashion his campaign as a crusade for the 99 percent–a fight against, as one Obama ad puts it, “a guy who had a Swiss bank account.” Casting Romney as a plutocrat will be easy enough. But the president’s claim as avenging populist may prove trickier, given his own deeply complicated, even conflicted, relationship with Big Finance.

Part of that complicated financial relationship is Eric Holder. Obama’s top lawyer – the one who brought you Fast and Furious as a way for American officials to funnel guns to Mexican drug cartels and who refuses to prosecute the New Black Panthers on voter suppression – has ties to the top law firm that represents most of the Wall Street big wigs.

As they say on TV though…..wait, there’s more

COLUMN: Robson – Logic fails in t-shirt ban

- May 8th, 2012

School’s original decision to ban shirt not thought out

by John Robson

A Nova Scotia school repeatedly suspends a Grade 12 kid for wearing a T-shirt saying “Life is wasted without Jesus.” Yet they insist they allow religious belief in schools. Sure you do. You just don’t allow logic. Read more…

COLUMN: Agar – Bag tax is a financial waste

- May 8th, 2012

City should scrap useless bag tax

by Jerry Agar

The City of Toronto bag tax is a financial waste and of no gain to the environment.

It’s estimated the tax raises $5.4 million annually for retailers from consumers and cuts grocery bag use by 50%. Read more…