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Upcoming Health Care…?

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on January 18, 2010

This week is a CRITICAL week for LIFE.  As such, I’m going to borrow from another whose Words of Wisdom are far and away of her years Phyllis Schlafly

This is her weekly e-column that she publishes, and below are excerpts.  If you wish to read her column in its entirety, click here.

January 15, 2010

Hidden in Obama’s health care bill is a huge marriage penalty… Even though all evidence shows that marriage is the best remedy for poverty, lack of health care, domestic violence, child abuse, and school dropouts, federal welfare programs continue to discriminate against marriage and instead give taxpayer handouts to those who reject marriage…

Here is the cost in the House bill for an unmarried couple who each earn $25,000 a year (total: $50,000). When they both buy health insurance (which will be mandatory), the combined premiums they pay will be capped at $3,076 a year. But if the couple gets married and has the same combined income of $50,000, they will pay annual premiums up to a cap of $5,160 a year. That means they have to fork over a marriage penalty of $2,084

Indeed, the Democrats have decided what their goals are. They know that 70% of unmarried women voted for Obama in 2008, and the Democrats plan to reward this group with health insurance subsidies…

It’s no wonder illegitimate birthrates are soaring and unmarried mothers now give birth to 4 out of every 10 babies born in the United States. Prior to 1970, most unmarried mothers were teenagers, but by 2007 women in their 20s had 60 percent of all babies born out of wedlock, and women over age 30 had another 17 percent

It used to be that a husband was responsible for the financial support of his wife and children, but the feminists’ agenda calls for replacing husbands with Big Brother Government. The feminists call their movement “women’s liberation,” and Obamacare is one more way to help them achieve their goal

Means-tested welfare programs already cost taxpayers close to $1 trillion a year (twice as much as national defense and nearly the size of the federal deficit), and Obamacare is projected to add another $2.5 trillion after all its provisions take effect. There’s no end in sight to the increasing costs of these entitlements.

Thanks, Phyllis, for ” Telling it like it is!”.  Obamacare is NOT financially responsible for the American people, and Abortion IS NEVER healthcare.  Pray for LIFE, Pray for REAL CHANGE, Pray for the end of the horrible scourge of Abortion.

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Happy Feast of the Epiphany!

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on January 3, 2010

A small offering for the Feast of the Epiphany:

What IS Epiphany?

The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world.

The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with His baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee.

In the magi, representatives of the neighboring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation.

The magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel, in the messianic light of the star of David, the one who will be king of the nations. (Cf Mt 2:2; Num 24:17-19; Rev 22:16)

Their coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship Him as Son of God and Savior of the world only by turning towards the Jews and receiving from them the messianic promise as contained in the Old Testament. (cf. Jn 4:20, 22)

The Epiphany shows that   ”the full number of the nations” now takes its “place in the family of the patriarchs,” and acquires Israelitica dignitas (is made “worthy of the heritage of Israel”). ~CCC§528

Feast of the Epiphany Part 1

Feast… Part2

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