If polls are accurate, an irredeemable nincompoop is about to be become leader of this nation.
[As] a man of the left, his mouth-breathing imbecility is smoothed over by compliant journalists.
Justin is indeed rich, having inherited millions of dollars. This has insulated him from a number of things (besides heterodox ideas), including concerns over payroll taxes. At no point in his life would the mandatory increase in pension payments he proposes have affected him at all.
This is why some of the most strident leftists in public life are wealthy – from the House of Commons to the US Congress, from the Trudeaus [sic] to the Kennedys. They do not work for a living, and any income they earn is irrelevant to their returns on capital. Even if they were to reduce their own investment income through taxation, the orders of magnitude are such that they would never notice. They don’t know what it’s like to have to reduce the family budget to accommodate a tax hike, but they do know what’s best for everyone else.
—Self-made scion Theo “Son of Tom” Caldwell, heir to Caldwell Securities fortune, former Canadian Alliance candidate 2000 (defeated), former Sun Media meat puppet (fired). The Rebel, Oct. 16, 2015.