Today's Sermon: Give So Others May Golf

"I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process."

-- Barry Goldwater

"Every good Christian should line up and kick Jerry Falwell's ass."

-- Barry Goldwater

Read more about Goldwater and the religious right.


norseman said...

On WCCO I heard an interesting quote from Bush. He was reoprted to have said that in the books of history, the war in Iraq will be but a check mark (not exact quotation). How can someone say that? How many lives have been lost or people maimed?? Iraq will not be a small incident!!
To minimize any war is dehuminizing!
What's Bushes philosophy...out sourcing....diminishing the value of working Americans??? that seems to be the same thing that IS happening at places like ANDERSON WINDOWS and elsewhere. As I understand (speaking with Anderson employees) as people retire, they are being replaced with temps...so much for a caring business. It seems that the botom line is profit, and dehumanizing your worker. I can say that is not what Christ said, or lived. Where has love and compassion gone versus the bottom line????
I'll confess, I've voted Republican more than I've voted Democrat or Independent, I don't know that I can do that any more. Groups like the OTBL.... have shown a darkness that is beyond belief, as a Christian (other than select candidates, if they represent the Republican Party I want nothing to do with it).

Kalvyn Klean said...

Outsourcing has been going on since before this country existed. The premise of business is that you must make a better or cheaper pruduct than your competition in order to get people to buy it. By outsourcing, a company can pay someone who specializes in providing a certain process or part, and get that service or part cheaper that doing it themselves. Even Andersen's has had other companies make their screens, opener hardware, and glass for many years.

norseman said...

Does that mean reducing employee benefits to increase the profit margin, or outsourcing to slave/child labor? It all depends on where your priorities are, I would guess.

jpn said...

Here's an interesting statistic. Sure there's record profits and stagnant wages. The cost of health care payroll deductions are increasing for both employers and employees. The out-of-pocket medical costs and deductibles to employees are also increasing at rates substantially great than the rate of inflation...

The Economic Policy Institute and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities echoed government studies with a report earlier this year on the income gap. The report said while incomes of the poorest 20 percent of families grew by 19 percent over the last 20 years, the incomes of the richest 20 percent of families rose by 59 percent.

norseman said...

Though I don't have the specific demographic data, you will also find a greated percentage of wealth has been continuously skiewing towards the upper tier(under the Bush administration). That doesn't include you or I, or even you Kalvyn Klean. I doubt that Bush really cares, he came from that upper tier.

Trickled On said...

Bush has always catered to "his base"