Demonizing families in poverty and misleading actions

Just in between the articles on the Judeo-Christian values some news of the day (before it gets to old news):

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President Barack Obama talks with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., during the nationally televised bipartisan meeting on health insurance reform at Blair House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Paul Ryan insisted that under a Romney presidency, they would repeal all of Obamacare. Not keep the things that work or expressing concern for those who are enjoying some of the benefits of Obamacare already, but entirely repeal it.

Wheaton College (Illinois)

Wheaton College (Illinois) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imani Gandy (ABL) (= from  Angry Black Ladies Chronicle) writes: “Wheaton College filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration–like so many other Catholic churches, schools, and companies have done–claiming that the birth control benefit–the policy under the Affordable Care Act which ensures that all insurance policies cover preventive health care services for women, including contraception, without a co-pay–infringes on its religious liberty. According to Wheaton College, the Administration’s policy requiring that all insurance plans offer coverage of contraception without a co-pay is of the devil. Big Government and secular liberals are forcing Wheaton College to participate in the dissemination of slut pills to co-eds, and Wheaton College has decided to be outraged about it.”

In an interview with KXNO sports radio on August the 14th, President Obama was asked to say something nice about Mitt Romney, Politico reports. Here’s his response:

“He seems to have a great family. And I really think he had a great health care plan when he was in Massachusetts,” Obama said. “Seems to be working really well — One of the reasons why we set up the same kind of plan nationally and we’re implementing it right now.”

Sister Simone Campbell

The group behind the Nuns On A Bus tour that highlighted the ill-effects of the House Republican budget in congressional districts across the country is now setting its sights on the party’s presidential candidate. They invited Mitt Romney to spend a day with the nuns to learn about the plight of America’s poorest citizens.

The Executive Director of the organization, Sister Simone Campbell, knows that these are the people who will be further harmed by the policies Romney is proposing and the recent divisive political ads about welfare. She released a statement that pretty much nails what is happening at the moment.

“Recent advertisements and statements from the campaign of Governor Romney demonize families in poverty and reflect woeful ignorance about the challenges faced by tens of millions of American families in these tough economic times. We are all God’s children and equal in God’s eyes. Efforts to divide us by class or score political points at the expense of the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters reveal the worst side of our country’s politics.”

Travis Waldron writes: “Romney has endorsed the House GOP budget plan authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). It was that plan, which includes deep cuts to food stamps and other safety net programs that benefit the middle class, that NETWORK’s Nuns On A Bus tour targeted, with Campbell and other sisters blasting it as “immoral” at the tour’s conclusion in Washington D.C. Romney has also proposed massive tax cuts for the rich that would likely come at the expense of lower- and middle-class families, which would see higher taxes or significant cuts to the programs they depend on.”

“Those policies,” Campbell told ThinkProgress, “show that Romney “doesn’t have clue” about the struggles the poor face. “The fact is, his policies shift wealth to the upper class,” she said. “Yes, it hurts the middle class, but it devastates those at the margins of our society.” If Romney were to accept their invitation, Campbell said she would take him to places like St. Augustine’s in Cleveland, where food programs “provide a hand up” to the community’s neediest members. “He thinks they’re lazy,” Campbell said, in reference to Romney’s misleading welfare reform ad. “It is hard work to keep things together when you’re poor. He doesn’t have a clue. Let him talk to them, and maybe they’ll touch his heart. And his mind too.”” (Nuns Challenge Romney To Spend A Day With Them To Learn About Plight Of America’s Poor)

Mitt Romney - Caricature

Mitt Romney – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

The group of Catholic Sisters have previously protested against House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R) over proposed budget cuts they said would hurt struggling families. The nuns are not the only Catholic group to have criticized Ryan’s budget. Referencing Matthew 25, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have claimed that cuts in Ryan’s budget plan are “unjustified and wrong.”

“Paul Ryan has claimed to be a faithful Catholic, and I have no reason to suspect that that isn’t accurate,” Sister Mary Ellen Lacy Daughter, a lobbyist for NETWORK, told Raw Story last month. “What we do know, and what the bishops agree with us on, is that the document, the budget that he wrote, is not a moral document. It is not a faithful budget. It is not consistent with the Catholic social teachings. He may claim one thing, but it is clearly in opposition to what we believe.”

With the choice of Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate, the 2012 presidential election will be the first in U.S. history with a Roman Catholic on both sides of the ballot.

From Peter Sagal on his NPR show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me…

For his next stop, Romney went to Israel and gave a speech comparing the Palestinian culture unfavorably to Israeli culture. When everybody got mad, he said “I never said anything about culture.” He did, you can see it in the transcript provided by his campaign. Then after saying it, and then denying he said it, he wrote an op-ed and said it again. Now, in the Olympics they name a difficult move after the first person to do it in international competition. So from now on, the “Triple Self Contradiction with Vaguely Racist Backflip” will be known as the “Triple Romney” (Extreme liberal)


About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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