John Yurich USA wrote: I know for a fact that official Catholic teaching states that the first half as well as the second half of the Hail Mary is prayer. But I don't consider the first half of the Hail Mary to be prayer. I do however consider the second half to be praying to the Virgin Mary. And that is why I don't do the second half. I consider the first half to be just reciting a quotation from the Gospel of Saint Luke.
Forgive I am not trying to be unkind here, but does it ever bother you that your whole time at "church" you are basically living a lie or being deceptive to those around you as they think you are being genuine in your Catholic beliefs? They think that because the only place you allegedly tell the truth is in forums to people who don't know who you are.
Jim Lincoln wrote: ... excerpt from, [URL=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/raising-top-tax-rates-is_b_2395825.html]]]Raising Top Tax Rates Is a Very Big Deal[/URL]
The article is based on fiction rather than fact. It based upon the fallacy that taxing is a zero sum game. Higher taxes equals more revenue and lower taxes bring less. It has been proven time and time again that the opposite is true. In the 20's they wanted to tax the wealth more to increase revenue, but a cabinet member noticed that as tax rates had risen, a larger percentage of money was switched into bonds and tax shelters. They lowered the rate and we know the rest as the roaring twenties. EVERY time taxes were lowered, revenue to the government went up and the amount of money the wealthiest actually paid increased. http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/sep/18/higher-tax-rates-dont-always-result-in-more-revenu/
This is not Obama's fault. He is this way for number of reasons 1. Corrupted by the KJV translators 2. Manipulated by Republican corruption 3. Doomed by former president Bush's policies. 4. Obamacare not fully implemented. 5. Not enough government regulation.
The person who wrote the article is obviously a right wing nut job who only wants poor people to suffer.