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President Obama is now quoting Jesus as endorsing his plans of income redistribution: “To whom much is given much is required” (Luke 12:48). Obama’s translation: Through the power of the federal government, confiscate from the high-income earners and give it to the non-earners in this country.

The level of hypocrisy is beyond description. Obama is extraordinarily generous with other people’s money. In the year he profited more than $1 million dollars from his book sales, his personal charitable giving was $10,000 – less than 1 percent, not counting his income as a senator and speaking fees, etc. In the same year, Vice President Joe Biden gave a whopping $320,000-plus to charity. Maybe they should consider Jesus’ words: If your eye be good (a Hebrew idiom for generosity), your life will be full of light; but if your eye be evil (a Hebrew idiom for stinginess), then your life will be full of darkness. In other words, if you are generous, you are light; if you are stingy, you are darkness.

Little wonder politicians to give away taxpayers’ money. If everyone was like them, there would be no charity. Jesus never intended for giving to be compulsory, but purely out of the goodness of the heart.

Obama’s unabashed vote-buying through class warfare is pathetically transparent. We get it – but as Obama attempts to force Catholic hospitals and other religious institutions to pay for sterilization and abortifacient drugs, he should please leave Jesus out of it.

Bill Goss

Appling

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bjphysics
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bjphysics 02/17/12 - 05:23 am
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“How The GOP Went Back To The

“How The GOP Went Back To The 1950s In Just One Day”

“Foster Friess, the billionaire backer of Rick Santorum’s campaign, became an instant celebrity when he went on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show and said, ‘Back in my day, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.’”

“Friess’ comment was astonishing in two ways. First, it derailed the entire contraception debate that Republicans have been desperate to keep about ‘religious freedom’ rather than make it about, well, who does or does not keep her knees together. Second, there wasn’t a woman around who didn’t have a guttural reaction.”

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/how-the-gop-went-back-to-the-1...

Hope the GOP has a Flux Capacitor and 1.21 Jiga-Watts.

allhans
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allhans 02/17/12 - 06:46 am
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bj..You have to recognize

bj..You have to recognize tongue in cheek when you see it. Liberals are much too serious. Those remarks were "funnies", laugh.

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david jennings 02/17/12 - 07:06 am
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How about the verse, If one

How about the verse, If one will not work niether shall he eat.

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TrukinRanger 02/17/12 - 07:38 am
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funny how you talk about
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funny how you talk about Obama making more than a million dollars on book deals, though he's the "poorest" of all the candidates. This is just more right wing rhetoric. Until the GOP quits protecting the rich from paying their fair share in taxes I'll never believe anything THEY say.

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Bizkit 02/17/12 - 08:34 am
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Well with this media matters

Well with this media matters willful plan of character assassination, we now see how low and violent (OWS) progressives have become because of their ideology. Let's hear Obama say "fair" again with a straight face. Fair, Transparency, Change, all just words easy to say, unfortunately reality is just the opposite. Maybe he should look up "Trust" and "Truth". Obama should also pay heed to the bible with tithes and have a flat 10% tax-God doesn't want anymore why should our government. Oh, I get it they are greater than God. Well the way America is going they both appear to have a similar approval rating.

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howcanweknow 02/17/12 - 09:33 am
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David, Shush. We don't

David, Shush. We don't mention that specific verse. That directive is not in the official Obama / Democratic version of the Bible they claim to follow.

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 02/17/12 - 10:19 am
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I doubt Bill Goss' figures on

I doubt Bill Goss' figures on Barack Obama's and Joe Biden's charitable giving. In 2008 a news article reported that Biden had charitably donated only about $3,000, which was less than 1% of his annual income of about $330,000. But President Obama's charitable donations came to approximately 15% of his gross income, which was large thanks to sales of his Audacity book.

Anyway, I agree that Luke 12:48 has nothing to do with income taxes and that 2 Thessalonians 3:10 says whoever refuses to work shouldn't eat.

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harley_52 02/17/12 - 10:50 am
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It would be wise for

It would be wise for Conservatives to avoid distracted from the real issues by the Obama Administration and their supporters who'd rather talk about anything but Obama's destructive, failed policies and the downward spiral he's set for America.

The 'birth control' discussion is just another of these intentional distractions. It keeps people talking about something other than Obama's failed foreign policy, his weak economy, his high unemployment, his lack of border security, his failed energy policy, his gun running into Mexico, his Solyndra and other potentially criminal misuses of tax dollars, or any other real issue for American voters.

If you can obscure the real issues behind an invented one and at the same time demonize the Catholic church it's easy to see why they'd like to see the "birth control" issue discussed 24/7/365.

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dichotomy 02/17/12 - 11:03 am
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I think the government should

I think the government should provide free food, clothing, housing, and basic medical.

I would support free tent cities on public lands with soup kitchens serving two meals a day, free access to used donated clothing, and public health clinics. Children would be schooled and the adults would be assigned duties to things like repairing tents and digging new outhouse holes during the weekdays. Anyone who wants a better lifestyle can GET A JOB. Nobody should get a "check" or a card. If we keep spending like we are, the above scenario is where we are all headed anyway so some would just get there before the rest of us.

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burninater 02/17/12 - 11:19 am
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Bill, you may want to look at

Bill, you may want to look at some numbers before spouting about who gives what. Looks like some of those righteous types are a bit more covetous than the fantasy tries to make us believe.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/16/news/economy/santorum_charity/?source=cn...

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Jon Lester 02/17/12 - 11:39 am
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I submit that your faith has

I submit that your faith has failed to give you comfort, because you obviously spend more of your week reinforcing reasons to hate the president, even to the point of defending those whose greed has nearly decimated the middle class and brought America to ruin.

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 02/17/12 - 11:41 am
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It would be wise for

    It would be wise for Conservatives to avoid distracted from the real issues by the Obama Administration and their supporters who'd rather talk about anything but Obama's destructive, failed policies and the downward spiral he's set for America (harley_52).

You're right that the Obama Administration's weakness is its record of poor policies and practices. As to birth control, Dick Morris thinks President Obama is shrewdly moving debate away from abortion, where pro-lifers outnumber pro-choicers. If our president can make people afraid that his rivals want to outlaw birth control, he can win over the crucial swing voters.

The GOP must keep people focused on our president's failures.

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harley_52 02/17/12 - 11:57 am
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Fundamental_Arminian said "As

Fundamental_Arminian said "As to birth control, Dick Morris thinks President Obama is shrewdly moving debate away from abortion, where pro-lifers outnumber pro-choicers. If our president can make people afraid that his rivals want to outlaw birth control, he can win over the crucial swing voters."

Dick Morris and I are in agreement. He just went a step farther than my post did.

The Administration has created a situation where the argument began as an argument about abortion, but was then modified to include birth control. The Administration is responsible for both aspects of the argument, but they now have most Catholics believing the real topic is abortion, while most other folks think it's about birth control. The Administration (and the press) have, quite skillfully actually, used this issue to both change the discussion from the economy, jobs, fuel costs, etc., to one that says 'the right wingers are against birth control.'

And Morris is right, if "birth control" is the issue and if Conservatives can be cast as being anti-birth control, it's a big political loser.

That's why I said we need to avoid becoming distracted (as has been the case here) because if we do, they win.

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joebrown83 02/17/12 - 01:10 pm
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What the President said, and

What the President said, and this was in his State of the Union address, is that he is asking that the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes. The tax plan proposed by Obama would apply to those earning more than $1 million per year. The revenue from capital gains is taxed around 15%, which is far below the taxes that apply to people who actually earn a salary and work for a living. Look at the figures people. This is not about "confiscating from the high-income earners." This is about paying your fair share.

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allhans 02/17/12 - 01:21 pm
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I had to smile when I saw

I had to smile when I saw that a large percentage of "single mothers" support the free contraceptive legislation. Uh-Huh!

And we all know this group will vote for Democrats, free contraceptives or not.

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 02/17/12 - 01:42 pm
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What the President said, and

    What the President said, and this was in his State of the Union address, is that he is asking that the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes (joebrown83).

Joe, you're confusing a fair share with a fair rate. The Bible, which our president misinterpreted, set 10% as the tax rate on income. This rate, which was flat, caused the rich people to pay their fair share, which was considerably more than the poor paid.

Our tax code, which is corrupt, discriminates against high-wage earners while favoring people with income such as dividends and capital gains. A flat tax, with no loopholes, would be fair but it would work only if all citizens report all their income.

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bjphysics 02/17/12 - 01:41 pm
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Obi Wan Obama is so good at

Obi Wan Obama is so good at manipulating the conversation away from the economy to contraceptives he was even able to use his Jedi mind tricks on Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA):

“On Capitol Hill, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) held hearings on contraception and religious freedom that produced the now-famous picture of a table full of men called to weigh in on access to contraceptives. Democrats wanted a woman — a Georgetown law student with a friend who lost an ovary because the university doesn’t cover birth control — to say her piece at the hearing, but Issa wouldn’t let her on the panel. He said she wasn’t 'appropriate or qualified' to discuss the topic at hand.”

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/how-the-gop-went-back-to-the-1...

bjphysics
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bjphysics 02/17/12 - 01:53 pm
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Obi Wan Obama also used his

Obi Wan Obama also used his Jedi mind tricks on Sean Hannity; manipulating him to assemble a panel of all male contraception experts for a televised Foxy summit where they spoke truthiness to power:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/jon-stewart-birth-control-manda...

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harley_52 02/17/12 - 02:05 pm
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Precisely the point,

Precisely the point, bjphysics.

From your link "This could be a big problem for the GOP when the calendar reaches November."

If they can portray the GOP as a bunch of far-right 1950ish wing-nuts who are more in tune with aspirins between women's knees than real issues of the day, the GOP will be the losers.

GOP leaders should be very careful about how much they allow the left to set this kind of agenda and achieve such success at obfuscating real issues in favor of making them seem something they are not.

bjphysics
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bjphysics 02/17/12 - 02:27 pm
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harley, I agree it’s a losing

harley, I agree it’s a losing issue for the GOP. I don’t agree they were manipulated into their manufactured outrage mode; if they were manipulated, they were manipulated in the same way the police manipulate a drug dealer to show up at a hotel room with a kilo of cocaine.

Georgia GOP failure to voice objection to the Georgia statute (§ 33-24-59.6) on the books since 1999 demonstrates to me their disingenuousness on this issue.

Is it a loser? Yes.

Were they manipulated? Maybe but more like predators are manipulated by 22 year olds pretending online to be underage in the Dateline NBC-To Catch a Predator series.

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twolane 02/17/12 - 02:39 pm
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and well the guy was right
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and well the guy was right cant get knocked up with an aspirin held between your knees its a fact

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KSL 02/17/12 - 02:49 pm
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bj, don't you think it's

bj, don't you think it's pretty easy to manipulate a populace which has a majority of uneducated people? Haven't you heard the interviews with people who had the right to vote and they didn't even know which party the person they were asked about was from? Or are those orchestrated for the media?

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KSL 02/17/12 - 02:52 pm
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The problem is, take a young

The problem is, take a young girl who wants to get out from under her parents' (did I say parents'?) influence, who knows the government will provide for her and the baby daddy doesn't have to------------just try getting her to hold that aspirin. Not happening!

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harley_52 02/17/12 - 03:30 pm
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bjphysics said "Georgia GOP

bjphysics said "Georgia GOP failure to voice objection to the Georgia statute (§ 33-24-59.6) on the books since 1999 demonstrates to me their disingenuousness on this issue."

One could take that position.

Another way to take it is that it really isn't that big of an issue, I mean unless it's blasted over all the news reports and the people have a microphone stuck in their face and are forced to take a "yes" or "no" position on whether Catholics should be forced to support abortion and birth control.

Me, I think it was a purposefully manufactured crisis pre-planned to be started as a discussion about abortion, but later to be lumped together with birth control to paint Republicans as anti-birth control and, THEREFORE, ultra-right wingnuts on all social issues.

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KSL 02/17/12 - 03:35 pm
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Here is what I will say, not

Here is what I will say, not all conservatives are anti birth control or anti abortion. Depends on the circumstances. And I was reared in a Christian church.

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noils 02/17/12 - 04:10 pm
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Why does the AC publish

Why does the AC publish letters like Goss' without fact checking? It contains obvious lies that some may actually believe. Snippets from an article with REAL facts:

* President Obama and his wife, Michelle, despite having the second-lowest income of the four candidate/spouse combos, gave the highest percentage of their $1.8 million income to charity in 2010, at 13.6 percent.
*The wealthiest couple, Mitt Romney and wife Ann, finished slightly ahead, giving 13.8 percent to charity — most of it to the Mormon church. Of course, Romney also made far more than anyone else in 2010, at more than $21 million.But when you calculate charitable giving based on adjustable gross income, Obama actually takes a lead. He and Michelle gave 14.2 percent of their AGI, while the Romneys gave 13.8 percent.
* Santorum and Newt Gingrich, by comparison, gave very little of their income to charity.
* Gingrich and his wife, Callista, gave 2.6 percent of their $3.2 million income in 2010.
Santorum and wife Karen, who made the least in 2010 (less than $1 million), also gave the lowest percentage of their income to charity, at 1.8 percent...

http://goo.gl/gOpQy

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harley_52 02/17/12 - 04:46 pm
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How did Vice President Biden

How did Vice President Biden do with charitable contributions?

noils
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noils 02/17/12 - 04:49 pm
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Joe has short arms and deep

Joe has short arms and deep pockets.

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twolane 02/17/12 - 07:49 pm
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can you please tell me why
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can you please tell me why some of you folks love obama it sure cant be his record its a failure

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