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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CHILDREN AND ADULTS GOING HOMELESS, HUNGRY, LACKING MEDICAL SERVICES ~ ACCEPTABLE BY MANY ~ NOT BY ME


REGARDING: CHILDREN AND ADULTS GOING HOMELESS, HUNGRY, LACKING MEDICAL SERVICES


US politics Washington D.C. ~ Republicans, Abortion, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray

ANY ONE FINDING THIS ACCEPTABLE, MAY ONE DAY FIND THEMSELVES IN THE POSITION OF NEEDING PEOPLE LIKE ME ONE DAY.

THEN, THEY MAY CHANGE THEIR TUNE. BUT, PROBABLY NOT, IF AND, UNTIL THEN.

"LET THEM STARVE ON THEIR PRINCIPLES" ~ a comment made in support of the Republican budget cuts. Those who leave comments that are put-downs at online threads, even if they are the only one stated their side of the viewpoint, get others to take the bait and answer his or her comments. On the threads, probably it would be best to ignore what they say if they are the only one or two making such statements. Not be silent, but use your voice somewhere else. Changing the mind or hearts of those who don't see it worthy to feed the children and avoid starvation probably are not where to put energy to make a change.


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So far, over 30,000 people are participating in a rolling fast to protest the immoral budget cuts Republicans are pushing in Washington. With some help from Grammy-nominated recording artist Moby, MoveOn.org Political Action (moveon.org) has put together a short, powerful video about this fast. Please check it out and then help spread the message by passing it on.

The effort comes as the President and Republicans in Congress agreed to a budget that could severely impact the lives of the poor. Republicans are preparing even steeper cuts in their upcoming 2012 budget, including a proposal that would hand Medicare over to the insurance companies. The Republican 2012 budget is expected to come up for a vote in the House by the end of this week.

The fast was first launched by Reverend Jim Wallis of the Sojournors (www.sojo.net), and Ambassador Tony Hall. As word spread, more than 30,000 Americans joined the fast, as well as 28 members of Congress.

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Stewart and Colbert on US Arizona Senator John Kyl

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The District of Columbia plantation


Source/Read the full article: Washington D.C. Republicans and abortion

Our British friends may not know just what a sad little oddity the District of Columbia, our nation's capital, is in legal terms. As a federally chartered city that isn't part of any state, it's sui generis. It was run entirely by Congress until home rule was granted in 1973, and the fact that this mostly black city was ruled by a committee that was often in the hands of devoted segregationists (Democrats, back then) sure didn't help matters.

Now, that minatory impulse has shifted to the GOP, so every time the Republicans get hold of a house of Congress, they make sure to do something to mess with DC, just to let people know who's in charge.

As part of last Friday's budget deal, you may have read, while the "riders" on Planned Parenthood and National Public Radio and others were left out, one was included: Washington DC can no longer use its own locally raised tax revenues to fund abortion services for poor women.

Right now, 17 states have laws that allow for their own revenues (not federal revenues spent in state) to pay for abortion services. Another 32 states prohibit the use of state funds except in circumstances where the use of federal funding is permissible (life of mother, rape, incest). South Dakota allows for no state funding at all, not even for these long-agreed-upon exceptions.

Congress would never dream in a million years of trying to pass a law saying one of those 17 states couldn't do what they do. It would be blatantly unconstitutional and any court would throw it out. But they can tinker with DC all they want because the constitutional question is far less clear because of DC's odd status. The local funding had been blocked by the previous GOP majority, then won back when the D's took over, and now it's back.

Read the full article: Washington D.C. Republicans and abortion

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1 Comments:

At April 18, 2011 at 11:44:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Washington DC Jobs said...

I agree, I can't stand to see people homeless and struggling, unable to find jobs and unsure where their next meal will come from. Certain cuts will only make the situation worse and create a larger problem for people and the country.

 

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