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As the embattled Toronto mayor desperately tries to hold on, with dear life, to his position as mayor, the world over is shocked and amazed to learn Rob’s admittance to using narcotics. 

Rob Ford’s unfortunate turn of events began when the city of Toronto’s police department initiated an investigation called “Project Traveller”. During a routine search of electronic devices the police stumbled upon a video of the mayor with notorious street gangsters and in the video Rob was drunk and smoked a pipe containing crack cocaine. 

Now with the evidence clearly in public, I am amazed and question why Rob is still in office? If video evidence of smoking narcotics is not enough to overthrow the embattled mayor, more video footages have emerged of the notorious mayor, only this time he was on a raging rant about killing the person who recorded him smoking crack cocaine. “I’m going to kill that fu**ing guy,” he says. “He dies or I die, brother.” 

It seems politicians have it too easy these days. They habitually lie, cheat and steal from the public and now, as the story for one unfortunate Toronto mayor goes, they smoke drugs and go on a rant about killing people. The very things they are in power to protect and preserve are being exploited and diminished. I wonder for how much longer will Rob Ford be willing to face the humiliation surrounding his actions while remaining Toronto’s mayor. I believe the end is all too near for Rob as the investigation continues and comes to a conclusion Rob will eventually be thrown out of office and therefore it should be in his best of interest to step down as soon as he can. 

Furthermore, In an ironic twist, Don Cherry, the host of “Hockey Night In Canada”, once infamously said about Rob, “I say he is going to be the greatest mayor this city has ever, ever seen as far as I’m concerned and put that in your pipe, you left-wing kooks,”. Unfortunately for Don, the pipe was in the wrong persons mouth. 

Below are the links to the material in this blog, the youtube videos show Rob admitting his guilt and ranting about the suspect whose computer contained the video. 

 

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/10/31/rob_ford_video_was_seized_during_project_traveller_raids.html

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/11/09/mayor-rob-ford-still-dealing-with-constituents-during-scandal

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Toronto Mayor – Rob Ford

Posted: November 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Toronto Mayor - Rob Ford

ImageThey say, “history always repeats itself”, and now 17 years later, once again, the US government has decided it cannot reach a meaningful resolution to the budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, with the primary focus on Obamacare, and therefore the gridlock has led to a complete shutdown of the government. This is a world power country, which spends nearly $700 billion on its military annually (China at 2nd place with a budget of $170 billion), which is more than the rest of the worlds military expenditures combined, and yet the gridlock stems from the Obamacare (Affordable Care) act, which is meant to give affordable health coverage to the millions of Americans who cannot afford to get insured and proper health coverage. According to US statistics, nearly 44 million Americans are living without adequate healthcare. However, most Americans don’t know what the ACA has to offer. Some love it and some hate it, but most do find it favorable in regards to the benefits that come with the act i.e.: tax credit for small businesses to buy insurance, eliminating the loopholes instilled by Medicare and giving rebates to customers, however they don’t like the mandate that comes with it (for everyone to join Obamacare). Therefore, in my opinion, it seems that Obamacare has more benefits than cons. However, according to my research, I feel Americans are confused. This is a medical care act intended to help the millions affected by poverty. Millions of Americans lost their jobs, homes foreclosed and businesses shutdown due to the economic meltdown of 2008. The people that would be negatively affected by this act are people who make more that $200k per year or multi-million dollar businesses. Therefore, the average American would benefit greatly by the Obamacare act and the ones who would feel the burden of the act are the ones who can also afford the burden. 

 

All in all, I feel like the Obamacare has a lot to offer to the average person. The government shutdown is a result of multi-million dollar company lobbyists who took advantage of the capitalist structure of the government to create hurdles in the political atmosphere, which ultimately resulted in the lockout. With 85000 government officials and over a million government employees locked out, most federal officers are working voluntarily to ensure the safety of society. This makes me wonder why are the Americans spending so much on military to protect their people when they can’t protect them in their own country, this makes me wonder what the government values more; and average individuals burden or filling the pockets of the already rich and prosperous?