Steve Doring wrote: Wasn't Robert Reich the secretary of labor under President Clinton?
check out, from the back files of Slate, Jonathan Rauch's May 30, 1997, review of Reich's memoir Lost in the Cabinet. Rauch, whose now long career has been characterized by integrity &thoroughness, catches Reich in one fabricated quotation after another. Rauch finds that Reps. Robert Michel (Republican), David Obey and Martin Sabo (Democrats) deny they said anything like what Reich puts in his book; their denials ring true I suspect, to any reporter who had contact with them.
He appeals to the type of people who will say , God says this Give a "quote" And when checked, one finds a lie
"Call me old-fashioned, but I've always believed that there is something special about quotation marks. Whatever is between them, in nonfiction, is supposed to reflect accurately words that some real person actually said. Now, "accurately" leaves room for quibbling, and a memoir will be understood by most readers to be offered on an "as remembered" basis. Reich1st personna under Clinton, Then author 2nd Link-in gives 3rd Reich
Wasn't Robert Reich the secretary of labor under President Clinton? Therefore, I would doubt anything he has to say about current events, unless you read Democrat Party emails and newsletters, which Jimbo Links-on must be doing. It's amazing how many Dem talking points he comes up with. This is not to say that Christians cannot vote for Democrats; they do constantly, afraid that the other party will reduce their government benefits.
Not been able to join in this because I've been WORKING and too tired. Pay real close attention to this Jim. You can not hitch your wagon and pull the democrat parties wagon and be a born again Christian. A fresh spring doesn't put out salty water. You may have convinced yourself otherwise but your deceived. Sit down and write Almighty God a speech to present him on judgement day. Explain your cheerleading for this reprobate mind set. I'm apolitical in that I'm just passing thru here. I believe in the absolute sovereignty of God. He commands me to rebuke and exhort, call out and expose darkness. Jim you need to repent.
Tim, you should read other parts of Robert Reich's article, for example:
Robert Reich wrote: According to the New York Times, Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 tax returns ‚Äď which could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for 18 years....
Ordinary investors in Trump‚Äôs business empire saw the value of their shares plunge to 17 cents from $35.50, bondholders got pennies on the dollar, and scores of contractors went unpaid. [ ]
But Trump got a bonanza because the tax code allows ‚Äúnet operating losses‚ÄĚ to cancel out taxable income in future years. And the bankruptcy code allows wealthy people to stiff the people they owe by reorganizing their debts under Chapter 11....
The real scandal here is that Trump and other hugely wealthy people can get away with this, and do so all the time. It‚Äôs just another way the system has been rigged ‚Äď by rich people who buy off politicians to alter tax, bankruptcy, and other laws and regulations to their advantage, just like Donald Trump has done.
I can guarantee you one thing--none of that tax money came from Trump.
Robert Reich wrote: .... Bankruptcy is also easy to utilize, if you‚Äôre wealthy enough to find a good bankruptcy lawyer who can use the bankruptcy code repeatedly to shelter your fortune and avoid paying your debts. Trump has used bankruptcy to stiff his creditors at least four times....
As a businessman and a very substantial donor to very important people, when you give, they do whatever the **** you want them to do,‚ÄĚ Trump told The Wall Street Journal in July 2015. ‚ÄúAs a businessman, I need that.‚ÄĚ
Trump isn‚Äôt and was never a smart businessman. He was and is smart at gaming the system. There‚Äôs a difference.
We could use part of that fifty billion to build a gigantic catapult and launch illegal aliens back across the Rio Grande. Wouldn't break my heart if a few thousand queer-loving, baby-murdering, Muslim-coddling liberals got loaded up in the old slingshot, too. Nancy Pelosi would be an ideal test pilot.
penned wrote: as much for the shrieking on the left, they are always the least likely to give according to surveys, most leftists are shrieking cuz they want "your" money to help someone and don't really care.
Margaret Thatcher ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄėThe problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.‚Äô
Lurker wrote: What's this? Your biblical defense for empowering Caesar to do what the bible says is your personal responsibility as a professing Christian? Btw, it's been a while since you last posted up a comment or link about the evils of political activism. Perhaps you could post one up again just for kicks and giggles.
Yes it's hard to believe that any voter for Trump is an evangelical no matter what the color, but anyway,
Andrew Greeley and Michael Hout wrote: .... Any attempt to forge a link of logical or doctrinal consistency between conservative religious belief and conservative politics falters when one considers African American Conservative Christians. In general, as we have reported, the doctrinal and ethical perspectives of African Americans in Afro-American Protestant denominations are, if anything, more conservative than those of whites in other Conservative Protestant denominations. Yet religiously committed African Americans, especially those in the Afro-American Protestant denominations, are the most politically liberal of any major group in American society. Whatever their feelings about abortion or evolution or homosexuality, they still vote in overwhelming numbers for Democratic candidates....
Chauncey DeVega wrote: ... Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said this during an interview on CNN: "My understanding is that [the new proposal] will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool. That helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they‚Äôre healthy, they‚Äôve done the things to keep their bodies healthy. And right now, those are the people ‚ÄĒ who‚Äôve done things the right way ‚ÄĒ that are seeing their costs skyrocketing."
These comments are abominable. Brooks believes that babies and children with serious illnesses deserve their fate, or that those who have "done the things to keep their bodies healthy" and still develop chronic diseases like cancer have done things the "wrong way". The Republican Party's war on the American people and the common good should be condemned by all decent human beings. Any Republicans who vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act should be publicly shamed and voted out of office.
Provide biblical support for the concept that feeding the poor, clothing them, putting a roof over their heads, treating their infirmities (healthcare), educating them, etc. is anything but a personal responsibility of Christians.
Pretty hypocritical to want higher taxes on the most productive sector of society to pay for these services knowing full well it won't cost you a dime.
Phil Johnson wrote: ... the evangelical movement has completely lost its spiritual influence, because the evangelical segment of the church has grown increasingly worldly. Evangelicals have become accustomed to compromise. They have abandoned (or else are in the process of abandoning) virtually all the doctrinal distinctives that made them distinct from Roman Catholics and nominal Christians whose faith amounts to a kind of civil religion. Evangelicals have pretty much forfeited whatever real moral and spiritual authority their movement ever had.
Abraham Lincoln said or, wrote: You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Molly Ball wrote: .... ...A year into Trump‚Äôs term, the factories have not roared back. His accomplishments‚Äďa massive corporate tax cut, a strong stock market‚Äďhave largely redounded to the benefit of the bankers and fat cats. Trump has taken few of his promised actions on trade and manufacturing. The American steel industry has suffered as the market floods with imports, forcing prices down, all while the Administration dithers and delays over tariffs....