Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Self-Styled Champion of the Middle Class Justin Trudeau an Out-of-Touch Elitist? How So?

The Globe & Mail's token non-loon Margaret Wente compares and contrasts Trudeau, a trust fund baby and card carrying member of the 1%, with your average Tim Horton's-patronizing Canuck:
The concerns that animate Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau are not the concerns that animate the folks at Tim’s. Mr. Trudeau is animated by carbon policies, social licence, aboriginal reconciliation, gender equality and peacekeeping missions in African hellholes to restore Canada’s cred at the United Nations. Tim’s folks are animated by job security, their kids’ employment prospects, whether those kids will ever be able to afford a house in Southern Ontario, finding long-term care for Granny, and hydro bills that are exploding because of the provincial government’s loony green schemes. They feel they’re being nickel-and-dimed to death, with no end in sight. And they’re right.
You know who never worries about being nickel-and-dimed to death? Justin. Courtesy his rich family, he's never going to run out of coins (or paper money).

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