McConnell has been in the Senate for 30 years, and in 14 of them his party was in control. During the eight years of the presidency of George W. Bush, Republicans controlled the Senate for six, and McConnell held a party leadership position. In six of those eight years, Republicans held the White House and controlled both the Senate and the House.
Would anyone question the refusal of a black vendor to sells sheets to the local Ku Klux Klan chapter? Or a Jewish merchant refusing to sell the poster board for a Neo-Nazi rally? Or refusal of a Christian video service to make a pornographic film?
Actually, it was Paulâ€™s wife, Kelley, who first brought it up in a Vogue Magazine interview. Why should Republicans be accused of a â€śwar on womenâ€ť when Mrs. Clintonâ€™s husband, former president Bill, chartered new territory in â€śpredatoryâ€ť sexual behavior, argued Mrs. Paul.
The new rules they propose expand the definition of â€ścandidate related activityâ€ť so broadly â€“ to include voter education campaigns and grass-roots lobbying campaigns â€“ and to forbid even the mention of a candidate in any context 30 days before a primary or 60 days before a general election â€“ that it will make it impossible for these organizations to function.
President Obama introduced in this yearâ€™s State of the Union Address his proposal to create new retirement accounts for, in the words of the White House, â€śthe millions of low- and middle-income households earning up to $191,000.â€ť What they are calling â€śMyRAs.â€ť
The owners of Hobby Lobby, the Green family, are Christians who cannot violate their religious beliefs by being complicit in the destruction of human-life, at any stage. The government has already exempted--for commercial and other reasons--over 100 million Americans from having to comply.
Why do those who claim to favor â€śchoiceâ€ť fight so hard against efforts to assure that women who are considering the horrible decision to extinguish life they are carrying make as informed a decision as possible?
Despite our obsession with political systems and processes, the quality of our lives ultimately flows from the behavior of individual human beings and not from any meticulously designed political system.
One, it has been widely reported that physicians in private practice avoid Medicaid patients because of low reimbursement rates. So being covered by Medicaid does not necessarily increase the chances of personal care in a private office.
The bottom line is that minority Americans, who on average constitute our lowest-income-earning Americans, get the worst deal of all. They donâ€™t have extra resources to put in a wealth-building retirement account. And the resources they do have are taxed into a Social Security system that pays out a poor benefit which in another 20 years wonâ€™t even entirely be there.