The Republicans are upset because according to them, OBama has taken away fiscal support, which I would imagine is government subsidies to Catholic Charities, over the Gay Issue. Even if it is true,and OBama had a damn thing to do with it, shouldn’t the Churches in America be clothing and feeding the poor, any way, without government support?
Don’t they take in millions to billions for the poor,around the World, in their Church collections and tithing? Isn’t giving alms to the poor a part of their Church History going back to the start of their Religion? According to them,OBama,is interfering with the Catholic Churches right to practice Religion, by withdrawing money to Catholic Charities because of their stand on the gay issue and in doing so is interfering with the Catholic Churches’ right to practice Religion. Wouldn’t that be called an attempt to balance the budget if the Republicans did the same?.
Let’s back up here folks and understand that it was Catholic Charities that denied health insurance to all their workers because there might be a person working for the organization that would be gay. What in the name of Heaven, does offering Insurance or denying it to anyone, who are employed by Catholic Charities, have to do with the right to practice Religion? The other argument that could be made, since there are millions of gay people who pay taxes, why do they take their taxes,donations, and their free time, that they donate, to the Church to work for Catholic Charities, if accepting gays,is against their practice of Religion?
When the cost went up on insurance coverage,instead of being honest enough to say Catholic Charities could no longer afford insurance cost for their employees, they hid behind the gay issue. The Catholic Church announced, “They would no longer be giving insurance coverage to anyone for fear there might be a gay person or people in the organization.” Isn’t that what they discovered was in their Priesthood that they simply transferred instead of eliminated and sadly gave a bad name to the rest of the gay population? Let’s at least be honest about it. This is just more of the puffing up and hypocrisy that goes on in the Conservative movement that loses all of us who are not indoctrinated in the movement and have the ability to reason and use common sense.
To say that Catholic Charities could no longer afford it would be something that we would all understand, because the majority of us can’t either, but to instead hide behind the gay issue in the name of God is an insult to the intelligence of us all.
The latest census shows that there are 308,745,538 Americans and estimates are 1 in 5 while others say as high as 25% of Americans are gay. I ask you to do the math yourself and ask yourself, how much donated time, taxes and donations do you think all the Churches who preach against gay Americans, would lose out on, if they refused the Gay Americans’ contributions, and do you think they do, because to do so would be against their Religious beliefs?
I am always amazed by how the Conservative Republicans complain that the media asks them questions on social issues instead of the economy and job growth but from everything that I have seen it is they, who always swing the subject back to social issues because they are all desperate for the Conservative vote, especially with South Carolina coming up next.
The other thing, I am aware of, is while they try to trash OBama’s record, what exactly kind of record has the Republicans had the last 12 years other than piling debt onto debt? 12 years in politics is a life time and is long enough to make them all a member of the 1% or the 40% population.
Have they done anything constructive other than say “No” to everything that would bring legitimate jobs to the middle class or healthcare to the American people? They can’t talk on their own accomplishments since they have none and their idea of job growth only hurts the middle class so they attack.(see “The Right To Work Laws” written in another post by me”)
There is a great deal of trash talk about OBama, “being the food stamp or welfare king”, as well. I hope you know and understand that is just a very cold Republican response towards the middle class people in America, who are going hungry along with the poor.
When Roosevelt initiated programs to keep workers from starving, the Republicans yelled then as well. They claimed we would never be able to afford Social Security, labor costs blah,blah,blah. I am always amazed that these same people who claim family values, want the American middle class who they lay off, to go hungry while blaming it all on the increase of the African-American population on welfare. I know their bull s**t,that we are all too stupid to see through the bigotry, wears on you, my readers, as well.
It isn’t that I have anything against companies making money and capitalism, it is just that they should never do it at the jeopardy to the middle class. When the middle class has disposable income, it has been proven,time and time again, that we have a healthy economy. These bums are out instead to deplete every nickel that the middle class has and to destroy the United States Treasury,while blaming OBama for his lack of ability to unite them.
At the same time the Conservatives rant about the cost of Labor and the cost of the Teachers Unions, these hypocrites wages have constantly gone up while they voted themselves raises at the same time the middle class wages continues to fall or fails to grow. Their wages, without the lobbyists’ gifts, now average in the $850,000.00 range and for the last 12 years they have been paid that by “We the People,” in exchange for the mess they helped create, along with saying “NO” to every effort made by OBama to turn it around. They have voted not once but twice for gifts from lobbyists and then larger gifts from lobbyist, being acceptable, and it has won by a large margin in the Republican Party.
When their cronies and they load up their jets and call it a fact-finding trip,wink wink, do they think about how much it is costing the tax payers then? What about the costs that they charge the tax payers to entertain or be entertained in return? Are they then concerned that the best teachers will be laid off or simply disappear while they load up the fat on the next trillion dollars that they add to the deficit?
When the Republican Party can only agree on one thing, themselves, and their Minority leader Mitch McConnell says he has no intentions to agree with or co-operate with Barack OBama on anything, that he asks for,and his only intention is to see Barack OBama defeated and a one term President, 6 months after he takes office and the entire Party agrees with him on that, as well as, not raising taxes on the 1% to replenish the treasury,is it OBama who can’t bring people together or lead or the Republicans who are breaking their promise to uphold the oath of their office, “So help them God?”
All I ask those who will vote this election year, is to listen to these hypocrites pontificate, because all that is running are right-wing or Tea Party candidates on the Republican ticket, until it suits Mitt Romney better, to claim he is a moderate. When politicians have nothing of positive results in their own record to say, they then find fault or lie about their own dedication while parading around their families and discussing family values.
Mitt will claim to be a man who created jobs when the truth is he laid off people while closing down companies in order to make money for the already wealthy. The reason this campaign year will feel like the Barnum and Bailey Circus has arrived, is because it is the circus that it feels like. Don’t be fooled by them as there is nothing wrong with the instincts of Americans, and I urge you to vote accordingly. You will not regret it.
Rather than stray from the thought above I will simply continue this here as it completes the above thought.
My father did not pay into Social Security, until his later years, because everyone was so convinced in the 1950′s that Social Security would not be around for their retirement either. Those were the same brand of conservatives, and also the longest running no taxes Republicans, unless the current ones are allowed to continue. They were no different from the conservatives we have today, who refused to pay taxes then as well.
If we lift the Bush tax cuts across the board, once our economy recovers, and it is coming back, we can pay down the deficit to reasonable ranges again. It has been proven time and again, that with tax hikes, or in this case, just lifting the Bush tax cuts, and a growing middle class with disposal income any economy can rebound as the Gross National Product rises, when the middle class has discretionary spending. It is all about making sure the middle class is well and healthy.
Taking restrictions off of the wealthy who are not hiring, while squeezing the middle class, as is currently the mentality of the Republicans, hurts our economy. It is what helped create the mess we are in. Corporations who stock pile money into the trillions, as is currently happening, are not interested in hiring people back because the middle class cannot afford to buy and therefore they do not need to hire.
They will instead use the trillion of dollars as investment and as take overs of other companies. Every single Republican is lying to the middle class, about how OBama is restricting the Corporations ability to hire. It is their mentality that is destroying the middle class right along with our economy.
The only way, “We the People,” achieve our goals is by getting rid of all of the “never pay taxes”, conservatives and tea party members so we can rebuild the middle class and allow the middle class to grow again. With a healthy middle class we also have a healthy tax base to encourage fairness in the system with the 1% who make up 40% of our populatin, paying their fair share as well.
It is and has always been the Bush tax cuts that are draining the Treasury, to such an extent that unless we get out of this 1950′s mentality, of where our tax rates currently are, we will continue running the same huge deficits that we currently have. Trickle down economics has never worked when the Corporations do not hire, nor when they do. The money simply goes back into the pockets of the wealthy to be regenerated on Wall Street. I repeat: no one can pay off trillions of dollars while the middle class continues to struggle, with out bankrupting our treasury and there by bankrupting, America.
Finally then, Mitt Romney, gets my nod for the biggest hypocrite of all. With all of his attacks on OBama for what the Republicans so hatefully call OBama care, Mitt Romney in his attack on it and the mandates, is talking about the exact same healthcare that he initiated in Massachusetts. The economist was the exact same for his health care as was for OBama care. We cannot afford someone who is a liberal then a moderate and then a conservative when it suits his bid for election and we know his greatest claim to fame is handing out pink slips to the middle class.
Mitt Romney is claiming that OBama care will cost us 95 billion and again it is another one of his lies, as it has built-in mechanisms to make money, as well as factors that will help Americans in their costs, and will actually save the American voters. The real truth is it will cost us 210 billion if we allow the Republicans to repeal it. It’s time to stop the lies and take back our Country from them, on election day.