Saturday, September 29, 2012

Catholic bishop and voting

Catholic Bishop to flock, 'I am not telling you how to vote,' but voting for Democrats jeopardizes your 'eternal salvation' while a vote for the GOP does not

What kind of crap is this? Is this bishop telling me that voting for someone who supports women's health rights will send me to hell while voting for someone who discounts the poor half of society is OK? What Jesus is this bishop referencing? Certainly not the one I follow.

Where are the "least of these"? Certainly not in the same country that this bishop occupies.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Romney's middle income definition

I'm not sure where Mitt gets his info, but most of us would love to be at this 'middle'

But how does he define “middle income”? The Republican presidential nominee defined it yesterday as income of $200,000 to $250,000 a year and less.

The median income is $50,000 in the U.S. -- but, apparently not in Mitt's U. S.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

College Tuition, what's the answer?

Tuition and fees for four-year public colleges grew by 72 percent above inflation over the past decade, averaging $8,244 last year, according to the College Board.

WOW! Since I have three kids going into college, this is very disconcerting. I was, of course aware that tuition's are rising very fast, but the timing brings the situation into sharp focus. College bound young people are having to consider graduating with major debt and reduced job prospects.

The decision is made for many poor and middle class kids by the cost-they simply can't afford it. If they can manage they settle for less than their first choice. I'm not certain if anyone has the answer, Democrats or Republicans, but the answer needs to be found if we want our country to continue to be great. Like lots of these issues the answer is compromise and a combination of approaches. In the meantime, those of us who aren't in the 1% continue to struggle with the situation.