Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty apparently doesn’t get the concept of a free market economy. According to the Financial Post, Flaherty pressured Manulife to rescind their offer of a five-year-fixed mortage rate of 2.89% (down from 3.09%).
Interfering with the free market earns Comrade Flaherty Wanker of the Month for March.
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We’re generally a fan of health care workers, especially nurses. However, this month’s Wanker of the Month award goes to the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) for a fine example of Union douchebaggery.
First they negotiated the benefits. Then they took legal action claiming the benefits that they had negotiated were unconstitutional.
Fortunately they lost, but we feel sorry for the nurses these wankers represent. It’s bad enough that any professional is forced to pay union dues. It must hurt to watch the ONA wankers flush them down the drain.
We didn’t have to work too hard to choose this month’s Wanker of the Month. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Lybian “leader” (and we use the term extremely loosely) Muammar Gaddafi just doesn’t know when to quit. Dude, you’re done. But for what it’s worth we still think you’d make a better neighbour than those wankers at CUPE 2204.
This month’s Wanker of the Month goes to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (also known as CUPE, among other acronyms) local 2204.
These bottom-feeders represent day care workers in Eastern Ontario. They claim, on their web site, to be “the front line workers making child care work in eastern Ontario” and “work in community-based child care and parent-staff co-operative programs in Eastern Ontario”.
But if you really want to know what CUPE 2204 is about, you need look no further than the only photo on their web site — right there on the front page. Smiling, holding a banner, and picket signs. If these nimrods had a single collective brain cell they’d post a photo of one of their members working with children.
The lady who wrote in to nominate them had this to say,
While some are great with children, overall my experience with CUPE 2204 members at our daycare is that they are poorly educated and suffer from an inflated sense of entitlement. They call themselves “teachers” but many can not write a grammatically correct sentence. The children come second to their incredibly generous collective agreement.”
What more can we say. CUPE might, in fact, be Canadian for “wanker”.