Two Catholic senators, two very different views

Two Catholic senators, two very different views

Amy Welborn notices two very different ways that two Catholic senators are using the Christmas holiday to bring attention to certain areas of need.

Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania, is bringing attention to the plight of persecuted Christians throughout the world (with the help of Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, who sits on the gov’t commission on religious persecution.)

Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, meanwhile is advancing socialism. Oh yeah, he says it’s about raising the minimum wage, but he also says this:

According to Mr. Kennedy’s speech, the senator’s Christmas gifts to America would include redistributing banks’ profits to college students to pay for their education, providing federal assistance for home-heating costs, and raising the minimum wage.

Excuse me, Ted, but what right do you have to re-distribute banks’ profits? Those profits are the property of the bank and its shareholders. Neither you nor anyone in the government has the right to decide how they will use them and you certainly don’t have the right to seize. But that’s what liberalism has come to in this country: Socialist redistribution. I have an idea, how about we start by re-distributing the Kennedy wealth? They certainly have as much of it as some banks’ profits.

That’s Ted Kennedy, the liberal Santa. Well, he does have the white hair, the red nose, and the belly that shakes when laughs like a bowl full of jelly.

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Domenico Bettinelli
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  • “According to Mr. Kennedy’s speech, the senator’s Christmas gifts to America would include redistributing banks’ profits…”

    Ahem Ted, a ‘gift’ is something one gives from one’s own funds or property. Appropriating other people’s property – even with Robin Hood-ian intentions – is called stealing. We have laws about that in this country, last I checked.

    Perhaps you might wish to relocate to Britain or another EU country where they are less scrupulous about these things (Cfr. British Chancellor Gordon Brown’s recent ‘appropriation’ of 5 billion pounds from the private sector pension fund to shore up the public sector pension fund…).

  • GOR…you are so wrong. Paying taxes is charity, the greatest charitable act of all.

    Oh sure, if you fail to make your donation a man with a badge and gun will come looking for you, but he is only doing the Lord’s work and making sure you contribute to the well being of others.

    It’s all right there in the Old Testament or the New Testament in one of those Gospels or books I’ve never read.

    peace

  • “Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, meanwhile is advancing socialism.”  surprised

    Ted Kennedy, advancing socialism.  I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you…

  • “Perhaps you might wish to relocate to Britain or another EU country where they are less scrupulous about these things (Cfr. British Chancellor Gordon Brown’s recent ‘appropriation’ of 5 billion pounds from the private sector pension fund to shore up the public sector pension fund…).”

    According to Neal Boortz (I believe), our own Congress wanted to do something similar with our 401Ks in the 1990s.

  • I can’t believe this—- for the first time in my life, I find myself defending Ted Kennedy. 

    He isn’t actually talking about seizing profits from banks, in the sense of taking money that they’ve actually collected out of their pockets.  He’s talking about holding the line on, or reducing, the allowable interest rate on government-gaurenteed student loans.  The neo-Commununist spin doctors he cavorts with are the knuckleheads who worded things so ineptly, under the vastly mistaken belief that the general public outside of Cambridge finds this Stalinist babble persuasive.

    For an old hard-shell fiscal conservative like myself, I instead question the quasi-Socialist approach of student loan guarantees, which I believe have helped devalue college, as chuckleheads use cheap money to delay their entrance into the real world and instead indulge in four years of binge drinking, clumsy fornication, and Sapphic dabbling, all ultimately on the taxpayer’s dime.  Of course, Teddy’s foursquare for this kind of waste, because it’s been financing his natural base over the past forty years.

  • Hey dpt, you just gave me an idea! Seeing that I have been so ‘charitable’ with my taxes, maybe I can deduct them as ‘charitable contributions’ on my Schedule A…? I’m sure the IRS would be receptive and understanding.

    Say Dom, do you think they have Internet Access at those Federal white collar prisons – y’know the Club Feds…?  smile

  • So SJD,

    How does

    “He isn’t actually talking about seizing profits from banks, in the sense of taking money that they’ve actually collected out of their pockets.  He’s talking about holding the line on, or reducing, the allowable interest rate on government-gaurenteed student loans”

    differ from stealing?  He is forcing banks to use their property against their wishes.  Isn’t that equivalent to theft?

    JBP

  • GOR…great idea. Tell me how it works! If it does not work, they provide pen and paper in prison along with Bull Durham tobacco and rolling papers.

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