Monday, 1/13/14, Public Square



by | January 13, 2014 · 6:00 am

5 responses to “Monday, 1/13/14, Public Square

  1. bobwhitenks

    Maybe it could be that being affiliated with any religion does not make a person Godly, or faithful to what we refer to as the Word of God. The “church” has not been the answer to finding God. The church has been all about finding religion. And God is not a “being”. The indeterminate being that we call “God” is the spirit of Love and the truth of Wisdom. And both heaven and hell are right here on Mother Earth.

    • When my husband and I were treated so disgustingly by ‘church people’ – that is when I lost my faith in Churches – but I did not lose my faith in God.

      God never let me down – the universe is still moving along as it always has.

      But these churches have turned into many corporations with the ultimate goal of – how much tax free money can we line our pockets with before these sheeple catch on…

      There are millions to be made in selling the Americanized Jesus – you know, that blonde haired, light skinned, blue eyed man that wore only the finest linen robes.

  2. Another American company has been sold to the highest bidder – or was it taken over by the highest bidder?

    The list of American companies is getting smaller and smaller. I wonder what will happen when people wake up and finally smell the coffee?

    Or is that too much to hop for?

    God help us all.

  3. We’ve got to at least tell the truth and hope some of it gets through the republican propaganda of lies and exaggerations.

    DEPARTMENT OF UNTRUTHS: I keep hearing conservatives quote from a recent report of the Cato Institute that the federal government spends $668 billion a year on welfare, and the states an additional $300 billion or so — for a total annual welfare expenditure of about $1 trillion. It’s a cooked-up figure that includes Medicaid, Title I education grants, job training, even low-income taxpayer clinics, that aren’t at all direct payments. And it includes a lot of double-counting, since the states get much of their funding from the federal government. At most, America’s poor receive $212 billion a year. And almost half of this is available only to people who are working — the refundable part of the Earned Income Tax Credit ($55 billion), the Child Tax Credit, and Supplemental Security Income ($43.7 billion). The only direct help available to the non-working poor and their families are food stamps ($75 billion), housing vouchers ($18 billion), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families ($21 billion), for a total of $114 billion. Even $212 billion is the smallest direct payment to the poor, as a proportion of our total economy, than before the War on Poverty began. And Republicans on the Hill are trying to slash even these. Yet we still have a huge poor population in America, including 22 percent of our nation’s children, as well as a large and growing share of the middle class at risk of falling into poverty. It’s time to counter the baloney spewing forth from right-wing think tanks, and make the case for shared prosperity.

    — Robert Reich