Sunday, August 16, 2009

NYT buries Obama story

New York Times today does report in a story by Sheryl Gay Stolberg on p. 14 (paper ed.) that Obama wants to "ease the debate," and wants US to "lower our voices." He could start that process by dropping the jokes about grandma, being less combative and making inflammatory remarks about doctors amputating for money and insurance companies overcharging, the professional choice of millions of his supporters.

What does make page one of the Times? Greedy, lying Christians. I actually find the "health and wealth" and "prosperity gospel" to be a complete distortion of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and also wish they'd stop hiding behind their tax exempt status to fatten their wallets. I don't care if you are a fan of the Copelands or Joyce Meyer, whose followers have made her extremely rich, they preach nonsense when they talk health or money. And the peace and justice Christians who preach a form of humanism and promise you will save the world (eventually) by funding one more of their projects (with well paid directors and staff) aren't far behind them. However, these guys, who take up collections in buckets, not plates, are small and insignificant compared to what Obama wants to steal from us. They may collect millions, but he's going after trillions. Both call their programs a "stimulus package." One for God, the other pretending to be one.


Anonymous said...

Income inequality is at an all-time high.

As of 2007, the top decile of American earners, pulled in 49.7 percent of total wages, a level that’s higher than any other year since 1917 and even surpasses 1928, the peak of stock market bubble in the "roaring” 20s.

Beginning with the economic expansion of the early 1990s, the economy began to favor the top tiers American earners, but much of the country missed was left behind. The top 1 percent incomes captured half of the overall economic growth over the period 1993-2007.

Norma said...

And look who pays the bulk of the taxes. The top 10%.

Norma said...

Anonymous 10:34. Why are you so worried about the gap? Bill Gates earns millions; my annual pension is about $17,000. If he's happy and wants to work that hard, and I don't, why do you get so upset? If I wrote a book, like "The Audacity of Blogging" and made a few million doing it, you'd be all upset with me because I made more than your pitiful blog.