Carol Buck I did misspeak It falls under the Constitutional requirement for separation of Church and State. A religion cannot disobey federal law that currently requires health insurance to include, AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF WOMENS' CARE, coverage for prescribed birth control pills.
Carol Buck Birth control is part of womens' health care and is covered by insurance as any other health care cost. Catholic institutions that do not have all Catholic employees cannot deny this converage if they are providing heath insurance to their employees. PERIOD! It is called equal protection.
Carol Buck The limit on characters makes it impossible for me tobe eloquent. Interesting fact - if you took out the wars, the Bush tax cuts, the emergency measures like Tarp, etc. and the cost of the tax loss due to the depression, we would have almost NO DEFICIT. And Obama is the cause of the problem?
Carol Buck You are not comparing apples to apples. Bottom up -government policies are directed towards bring the lower classes up Top down - providing money to the upper classes hoping they will take action. Also, it is a fact that companies that treat workers well (fair pay, etc.) do well as businesses.
Carol Buck The president is not opposed to profit but how one profits. The top down view is favored by Mitt and many businessmen. The Dems think you can get profits and do the most good by using a bottom up approach and developping a solid middle class. Result, customers to puirchase goods to grow business.
Carol Buck That might be true if Romney had anything original to present. His stated budget only increases the deficit and follows the failed policies of Bush. His best accomplishment as governor (since he did not cut the budget or create net jobs) was the health plan, which he now says he will throw out.
Carol Buck Your comments make it very clear that you klnow next to nothing about large scale economics. Also, explain to me how Romney's budget and other stated plans and policies will do anything to create jobs or ease our deficit. And don't tell me about trickle down economics, which has yet to work .
Carol Buck The conservatives do not see that there is a difference between civil liberty and religious freedom. You are free to practice your religion; not free to push your views on others - particularly through the courts!!! I am a hetero old woman, but I know the difference between rights and paranoia.
Carol Buck If this is sarcasm and you and you really support him this is a dangerous article. Too many will thin it has merit. Let's look at what he really did do! http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_2012/features/obamas_top_50_accomplishments035755.php?page=3
Carol Buck Mr. Merkel - Did you read his (Ryan's) budget? You look like a person on the way up, but what do you really think the solution to our debt is more tax cuts for the rich? I think given Obama w/the right Congress we could get badly due tax overhaul. Anything rational Mitt says pales beside this.
Carol Buck I just hope that the Dem's do not try to rest on their laurels. If the Republicans are poised to win Congress, even if it seems Obama is safe, we are asking for trouble. We need to keep energizing the Democratic base to see that we need every vote. I do agree we need a Centerist Party.
Carol Buck Mr. Houston, you know what I mean. You are nit picking. Our Republic is, in fact, a democratic form of government. If you would like, change it to a republic of which we can be proud, or better yet, a country of which we can be proud. The message is still the same.
Carol Buck This commentary is wrong on so many levels with not enough characters to even begin to explain .Equal opportunity, as well as taking care of each other, ultimately works to the betterment of us all. The idea is to end up with the basics-a job, food, medicine and a roof . Individual effort determi
Carol Buck society can be resolved as we learn to accept one another as Americans and commit to everyone's progress. It will lead to a better life for everyone and provide an example for the world of a truely effective Democracy that puts its money where its mouth is. No room for details.
Carol Buck slips further from their grasp. Our current culture of materialism has undermined society to the point that even the middle class has moved backward. Personal responsibility has been replaced by personal greed and the Golden Rule by personal interest. But a lot of our problems as a (see next)
Carol Buck Thank you for you observation. True, all poor Americans - inlcluding blacks - can be led forward with an emphasis on excellence and education. However, to establish this emphasis in our comminuties we must all be involved. The poorer classes have all lost hope as the American Dream (see next)
Carol Buck Mr. Huston, you obviously need to really look at the record. You obviously reacted to being shut out by the blacks. How do you think they should have reponded to the systematic limits racism has put on their lives? Things can get better for us all, but we white people have to participate.
Carol Buck Your article is basically right on. I am amazed at the citizens who don't understand that most of the black problem is due to a white problem of prejudice. WE have looked the other way through slavery, segregation and racism. We need to do better. And yes, white guys need to get involved.
Carol Buck Yes, it is currently rigged as a rich white man's game but we must continue to work to change the culture in America to put education, the needs of the poor and the middle class and personal responsibility at the forefront. We also need to encourage people to get involved in the political process.