Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pissing Away The Money You Gave To The Collection Plate Wasn't Enough
Socialists in Roman Collars?

WARNING! Harsh language alert!

And where do you think the money came from when over one BILLION clams were paid out when most of our feckless 'shepherds' protected a very small handful of ordained kiddie-rapists? That's right... it came from you and me. OUR money paid for those settlements.

Well, if you thought that most of the members of the USCCB would leave well enough alone... think again.

Here's the entire article from CatholicCulture.org; (Emphasis and comments mine.) US Catholic hierarchy shows support for legislation requiring massive tax hike

The US bishops have given their enthusiastic support to the Waxman-Markey bill, a piece of legislation designed to address climate change, which Republican opponents have characterized as entailing "the largest tax increase in American history."

The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 proposes a complicated series of schemes known as "cap and trade," ultimately imposing taxes on the carbon-dioxide emissions that are cited as a major factor in global warming. Even before the 1,200-page legislation was made available to Congress, the members of the House of Representatives received a letter from two leading representatives of the American Church, giving their strong endorsement for the bill.

Bishop Howard Hubbard, who chairs the US bishops' committee on international justice and peace; and Ken Hackett, the president of Catholic Relief Services, welcomed the introduction of the Waxman-Markey bill. They criticized the legislation only because, in their view, it did not include adequate funding to protect the poor-- in the US and abroad-- from the bill's economic impact. Bishop Hubbard and Hackett argued that "the funding resources committed to international adaptation fall fundamentally short of what is needed." Their letter also suggested measures to protect churches and non-profit agencies from the adverse economic effects. (In other words, government subsidies for churches. I suspect Dingle Barry will wholeheartedly support this provision. Don't worry about Obama taking control of our Church... we'll hand it to him.)

By pointing to the ways in which the legislation could harm the economic interests of the poor and the non-profit sector, Bishop Hubbard and Ken Hackett demonstrated that they were aware of the bill's economic costs. But their letter to Congressmen betrayed no concern at all about how the bill would affect ordinary American families above the poverty level.

The Congressional Budget Office, in its analysis of the legislation, concluded that the Waxman-Markey bill would entail new costs of $770 a year for the average American family. A separate analysis by the Heritage Foundation suggested that this figure was grossly understated, and the actual costs would be closer to $3,000 per year for a typical family of four-- rising steadily up to $4,600 by the year 2035. The Heritage analysis added that the bill would increase gasoline prices by 58%, home heating oil by 56%, and electric rates by 90%. The total drag on the economy would likely result in a loss of over 1 million jobs, Heritage concluded. In spite of this enormous cost, the Foundation argued, the Waxman-Markey bill would produce only a miniscule effect on the process of climate change, producing a drop in world temperatures of "only hundredths of a degree Celsius" in the next 40 years.
Liberation Theology is alive and well north of the Rio Grande.

Enough of this bullshit.

9 Comments:

Blogger Philip Gerard Johnson said...

instead, let's channel this money into a fund to buy cassocks with black piping for seminarians.

6:22 PM  
Blogger THE HERESY HUNTER said...

I am constantly amazed on how the USCCB can be so oblivious to how offensive and wrong they are. Its a massive bureaucracy and they think they are a separate "church". I could say alot about the CCCB up here in the GWN, which is just as bad, even worse.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Besides being complicit in the crimes by hiding the perps, most of them are Democratic Socialists.

And how about remembering all the millions they wasted tearing out altar railings, moving altars or destroying them in exchange for butcher blocks, and dumping all the statues -- all wreckovations NOT called for in any Vat2 document.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Obedience to error isn't true obedience...

PGJ: I agree, black cassocks would be great for potential seminarians.

The USCCB has been a joke since its inception. They're pointless and don't need our attention, just our boycotting.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

They shouldn't be dabbling in politics in the first place. They are supposed to be priests, not politicians.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Greta said...

I stopped doing anything that would put a dime in the pocket of a bishop who was not a proven conservative orthodox bishop years ago. The only way to make changes is to stop doing anything that will flow to their pocket in any way. Starve the bastards out.

11:11 PM  
Blogger PaulaB52 said...

Greta, how do you do this? Do you not give @ collection time, but rather choose a charity?

As for the 90% electric increase...I could just cry. I live in SW louisiana, and actually, if they go up 90%, I will die!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

And when parishioners stop giving money - especially in poor areas - because they have a $500/month energy bill and food prices have doubled, what will they say?

Ask Obama for his benevolence?

Please.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

Amy: Yes, and the Zero will dispense it. Remember, he who has the gold, makes the rules.

Paula: Like my air conditioner, my furnace is electric. My electricity comes from Duke Power. Duke Power burns coal for my electricity.

This legislation could very well take my lifestyle back to 1930. It could also, or rather, probably will completely destroy the company where I work -- a small manufacturing concern whose machines are ALSO all run by Duke Power's trainloads of coal.

11:24 AM  

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