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About Romney’s Tax Returns

August 4, 2012 1 comment

So, as we’ve all heard ad-nauseum, Mitt Romney has some unreleased tax returns.  The reptilian Harry Reid (D-8th Circle of Hell*) has taken to intimating that Romney paid no taxes (don’t miss the social media backlash:!/search/%23HarryReidisaPederast)

The politics seem fairly simple, especially in light of “the Chicago Way” of politics.  Obama opponents seem to have a strange history of having “sealed” documents released

So Reid and company probably do know what is in Romney’s tax returns.  It’s probably something, much like the Bain disclosure, that is easy to distort in a soundbite, and requires a thoughtful, but legal and reasonable explanation.  They’re taking a slight gamble that Romney won’t want to distract from his message for the week or so that it would take to explain the returns. So this is win-win for Reid and Obama as long as Romney continues to play their game.  They can make up whatever they want now, a worst-case, like Romney paid nothing.  They distract from the economic news, and get the media focus off Obama’s disastrous record.  They know it’ll fool some, even though Romney can easily defend the rumor-mongering by attacking Reid, just as he has been.

The payoff, though, comes in late October.  I’d expect those returns to mysteriously become public in the days just before the election if things are close.  Late enough that there’s no time to explain them.  Late enough that the focus will be on the contents, rather than the scandal of how they became public.  That’s always been the Obama gameplan, and there’s no embarrassing personal past of Romney’s to capitalize on.

So I hope Romney just bites the bullet and releases the taxes.  Take the time now to explain them.  Most of the people that will take the time to vote and aren’t Obama-zombies will listen.  There will still be 3 full months to focus on the disastrous Obama record.  Kill their October surprise now.


About that Picture Meme

August 3, 2012 Leave a comment

This has been making the rounds:

Of course, there are huge numbers of shelters, food pantries, and health and social services provided, operated, and staffed by Christians.  Many more than are being run by those “oh-so-concerned-about-the-poor” leftists.  I’m sure the smug bastards circulating this meme spend little time actually, you know, “doing” anything to actually help the less fortunate, other than voting to use other people’s money to help them.  And then you have the president and his minions in Health and Human Services actively trying to drive Christian charitable organizations out of business with their anti-religious freedom mandate.

But to address whatever point this picture does make, I respond by pointing to Centesimus Annus, an encyclical written by Pope John Paul II.  He addresses the concept of subsidiarity, the duty of governments to not provide services that the people themselves can.  When government takes over that which private individuals can do it harms charity.  Why do it if the government will just take care of it anyway?

Of course, the progressives have long realized this as well, which is why government got into the business of charity to begin with.  Private charity increases fellowship, community, and individual bonds.  This is antithetical to the progressive goal of making all people dependent on and subservient to progressives and the government.  They are targeting charities with regulations and threats, trying to extort them to close.  So yea, maybe the drive and very ability of individuals to provide for others via their christian charity has been harmed by your progressive heroes.

Of course, we could just point to things like this or this and know what a crock this whole “moral” stand really is.

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