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Archive for the day “December 18, 2013”

Caturday on a Wednesday

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‘This Mind Blowing Fact Proves That Christian Churches Cannot Provide For The Poor’

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‘Republicans claim that caring for poor is best left to the churches and to ‘Christian charity,’ not the government. They also claim that debt is a sin. Given these claims, it might just blow your mind to learn that according to Church Finance Today, “68% of churches in the West-South Central U.S., and 64% of churches in the East-South Central U.S. have expenses exceeding income.” What’s worse, according to the same source, “these are the best regions in the country.”

‘Republicans want us to believe that Christian charity is sufficient for taking care of the poor. Yet it’s obvious from these figures that Christians aren’t even able to handle taking care of their own churches’.

From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/12/17/christian-charity-church-debt-poor/

Here’s the report : http://www.rdsadvantage.com/church-membership-declining-in-us

The Day in a Picture – #4

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Being Poor In America – Stop The GOP Lies – ‘This Chart Blows Up the Myth of the Welfare Queen’

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‘Take the food budget: There were, on average, 3.7 people in each family on public assistance (I know, that sounds weird, but bear with me). So that $6,460 spent on food comes out to about $34 per person, per week. Not exactly a shellfish budget’.

‘Here’s a useful graph to keep handy for the next time Fox News airs a report about food stamp users buying lobster with their benefits’.

‘This month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics compared yearly spending between families that use public assistance programs, such as food stamps and Medicaid, and families that don’t’.

‘And surprise, surprise, households that rely on the safety net lead some pretty frugal lifestyles’.

‘On average, they spend $30,582 in a year, compared to $66,525 for families not on public assistance’.

  • ‘Meanwhile, they spend a third less on food’,
  • ‘half as much on housing’,
  • ‘and 60 percent less on entertainment’.

‘These figures, drawn from the 2011 Consumer Expenditure Survey, don’t capture all non-cash perks some low-income families get from the government, such as healthcare coverage through Medicaid. But they give you a sense of the kind of tight finances these families deal with’.
From : http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/12/this-chart-blows-up-the-myth-of-the-welfare-queen/282452/

The Day in a Picture – #3

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The Republican War On Stupidity – ‘Issa To Texas Health Official: ‘You Need To Watch More Fox News’

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‘House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Monday told Dr. Randy Farris, a Texas health administrator for the federal government, to watch more Fox News after the health official did not satisfactorily answer Issa’s questions about HealthCare.Gov, according to the Dallas Morning News’.

“You need to watch more Fox News, I’m afraid,” Issa retorted after Farris claimed that consumers’ personal information was not stored on the health exchange website’.
From : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/issa-to-tx-health-official-you-need-to-watch-more-fox

OK So all Santa’s are white. Angry, drunk, fighting in the street white guys.

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Maybe their ‘Naughty and Nice’ lists didn’t match.

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The Day in a Picture – #2

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Republican Health Care – Don’t get sick but keep voting for us because we’re ‘protecting’ you from big Government (and health care) – ‘The Morning Plum: The consequences of GOP opposition to Obamacare’

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The rest of us who aren’t fortunate enough to be ‘protected’ by Republicans will have affordable health care.

Those that Republicans are ‘protecting’ from big Government – won’t.

‘As of now, over two dozen states are not opting in to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion’.

‘Result: untold numbers risk falling into a “Medicaid gap,” making too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid, yet too little to qualify for subsidies on the exchanges’.

‘We now have a new look at the consequences of this’:

“Millions will likely remain uninsured, and racial and geographic disparities in access to coverage will worsen”.

‘Two new studies released by the Kaiser Family Foundation today illustrate this in new detail.

  • * “Some 4.8 million uninsured non-elderly American adults nationwide are likely to fall into the Medicaid gap”.
  • *”Some 79 percent of those who fall into the Medicaid gap are from the south (where Republican governors have disproportionately decided not to opt in)”.
  • *”Those falling into the Medicaid gap are disproportionately non-white. Some 53 percent of them are black, Hispanic or “other.”
  • * “Some 47 percent of those falling into the Medicaid gap — over 2.2 million people — are white”. “This is a reminder that huge numbers of poor whites will also be impacted by the refusal of GOP governors to opt into the expansion”.

From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/12/17/the-morning-plum-the-consequences-of-gop-opposition-to-obamacare/

Kaiser Report : http://kff.org/disparities-policy/issue-brief/the-impact-of-the-coverage-gap-in-states-not-expanding-medicaid-by-race-and-ethnicity/

Kaiser Report : http://kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/characteristics-of-poor-uninsured-adults-who-fall-into-the-coverage-gap/

Turn Kentucky Blue – ‘McConnell Barely Ahead in Kentucky’

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‘A new Public Policy Polling survey in Kentucky finds Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) clinging to a one point lead over challenger Alison Lundergran Grimes (D), 43% to 42%’.

‘Key finding: McConnell’s approval rating is a dismal 31% to 61%’.
From : http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/12/17/mcconnell_barely_ahead_in_kentucky.html

FYI Obama’s approve/disapprove is 43% – 52% So the next time Filibuster Mitch says Obama is unpopular….they hate you even more Mitchy.
(GRINS!)

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