I think Jesus words do not reflect the Pope belief. rather, when Jesus was asked to make a judgemental call, HE refused, saying that only ONE can do this, meaning The Father,......Jesus said, who made ME a judge?
So who is the Pope to judge???????? It would seem that Jesus words might be properly reflected upon that by speaking in such a manner, the Pope already has his reward.
Jesus never asked people to become humble, to walk around showing their Godliness, rather He told people that when they pray they should go into their "closets" and do this privately, never to show PUBLICALLY how humbling they are perceived.
It was to HIS deciples Jesus spoke and his commandment that whatever you for the least of us you do unto me. And he always stated that HIS kingdom was not of this world. and it was BY GRACE and not worldly acts that people are forgiven and accepted into Gods Heaven.
was this really an "error"? many months ago some of those red states gvts stated they would refuse to set up exchanges where they (the states} would be responsible for payments of subsidies granted to receivers of gvt healthcare. if I remember correctly the explanation was that though the FEDERAL GVT would guarantee payments of these subsidies , there was great suspicion that the subsidy payment guarantees by washington would be ended in the future leaving states totally responsible for the costs.
if government healthcare is national, then states MUST be aboard and willing to sign on.
states have rights and these cannot be dictated, so we see why it is most important who are the federal judges...... with the spying rulings and it goes BOTH ways with surveillance as cheney and company would cheer gvt spying in the name of "terrorism prevention"
who was it said......absolute power corrupts absolutely?
maybe the authors of the American Constitution??? like T Jefferson.. exemplified perfectly in the former USSR under the guise of socialism ending in communism. what is astonishing is that OUR population let OUR government take control of OUR constitutionally granted liberties.
we finally have a judge worthy of OUR legacy.
this am on cnbc talk of government healthcare sounded negative on r and d,., with gvt rationing pricey treatments there will be fewer investments. and fewer developments... the shoe has yet to drop
but you omitted the REST of the scripture.......You refused to post the conclusion of the scripture.
Christ desciples THEN asked the Master, " who then can enter the Kingdom of Heaven"?????
and the response from Jesus?
"With GOD all things are possible"
never, through government which Jesus despised.
Jesus spoke of redemption through FAITH, never through government which is always corrupt due to the nature of people.,
and THERE you have the great difference.
JESUS never made government (people are never angels) a factor in redemption, Jesus despised governments..
JESUS answered your question, with these words
"WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE".
How does one narrow the "wealth gap" considering that people are not "angels" and neither are the wealth redistributionists.. Who should determine what salary is "excessive"? and does this apply to famous art selling for hundreds of millions? or an athlete with contracts potentially earning likewise? How about rock stars, we've had a few making astonishing big bucks. Obviously this is unjustified wealth and perhaps the Pope is also targeting these greedy folks.
It is far easier to sock it to the ceo's, they are mostly not heralded as the above and recognizable by face, but it is somewhat interesting that the ceo of TIME, / TIME WARNER is number 62 on the list and earned over 68 million over five years...Is THIS excessive compensation?
Christ the GREAT TEACHER spoke not of economic revolution or redistribution of wealth, Rather he despised tax collectors and told interested parties to give coins back to the person in whose image they were created referring to the Roman emperor Julius Ceasar..
whats the surprise?
does anyone THINK if it was member of royal family, such medical care could possibly be this $hitty???
this happens because the good docs refuse to work on those without 'cadilac, gold, medical insurance, some professor from chicago university commented on obamacare, obviously a supporter, stated that most people here in THIS country over 50 percent of them, have the BEST HEALTH PLANS, they go to any hospital, see the best docs, get only the best medical care....
also winners are those who are subsidied and get virtually free healthcare, abortions, birthcontrol, all the trimmings...
but those who are the losers will not have their former access to the good docs and hospitals, they PAY MORE for less, these are middle class with less and less of a future for themselves and their kids.
why should winners be members of congress????? our pols??????? the rich and infamous.
it seems improbable that anything OTHER than the current location would even be considered.much less chosen,.
and when boeing resolves ( receives compensation from wherever, government definitely) current issues regarding competitiveness, financial valuation, expenses, etc. it will be business as usual. in the end it will be competition from outside determining where IS the beef.and what is the price.
Harry Reid and and his family can afford ANY pricey medical insurance out there.
He has a cadillac plan, which is because HE lves in a capitalist society, BUT WE PAY FOR HIS CADDILAC INURANCE.......not harry reid or his family. yet this man determines the worst for TAXPAYERS paying for his plan, this is unacceptable.
how does communism progress?
you forget UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS
now THAT was some revolution stick.man, the workers really won out.
in the end it costs private patients more. docs are leaving private practice and working for set salary at hospitals, clinics where patients seen are limited, there is no incentive to put more hours in. there will be fewer doctors available outside of this setting and those that remain will charge additional CASH for service, middle age docs have no reason to deal with government insurance or medicaid patients and medicare docs might soon go the way of the dinosaur as far fewer accept the fees.... the rationing has not yet been fully appreciated and might not cause concern anyway since the young and healthy have no reason to care.
better hope YOU have been generously endowed with genes that keep you well and disease free.. it might be quite upsetting to be told by a "panel" of experts that treatment for some condition will be withheld due to insufficient data or funds needed for more politically correct situations. solution? run for congress and avail your family and yourself of the very very best.
forgot to add about the losers?
one thing more aside from losing their favored doctors who refuse low fees (set by folks who get only the best for themselves and their families) the unfavored wagon pullers get to have any "critical care" expense evaluated by the above "panel"......formerly named the "death panel" which sure sounds like an "off with her head" potential...... YIKES
is this an election issue? if over half of the population is on the receiving end of government programs the debt is meaningless......so long as theres enough wagon pullers to cough up the dough. and today more and more people are on food stamps, disability, and public assistance........most people are or will become dependent, why work?
supporters of the affordable care act are subsidized, they are the winners, the losers pay by losing their doctors who refuse to accept the low fees, preferring to treat members of congress, union workers who
received exclusion from obamacare, and those others lucky enough to have cadillac health plans usually government workers who have CHOICES. democrats have their constituency and it all holds up until the whole country disintegrates, probably slowly.
the plan is very divisive, what it does is limit access to doctors since doctors are not compelled to accept low payments..however MEDICAL INSURANCE PLANS the taxpayer finances government plans, have no such constraint.
also even if you are willing to pay privately for access to doctors the plan refuses, you cannot avail yourself of any surgeries, tests, or hospital stay that doctor deems necessary to treat you... you must pay 100 percent out of pocket. obamacare will not pay a cent.
it is devisive because of exclusions given to unions, our congressional leaders, private holders of cadillac plans who continue to receive only the best.
where is that bold democrat who "chooses" affordable care for his family? ths IS their plan.
will harry reid PLEASE STAND UP
this was never intended to be "freebee" this was to distribute health care costs from the "elderly" and use funds for medicaid and uninsured for coverage. those benefitting are receiving subsidies, they are pleased and happy. but the program also needs cash from young people who dont want to pay, those stuck in the middle were necessary to pay more for those on subsidies. that is why their insurance fees MUST go up. But truth lies in the FACT that our politicians REFUSE to compromise their CADILLAC PLANS paid by taxpayers and join the health program they pushed on wagonpullers. also UNIONS got away.............
maybe one should wait til any relocation issues are resolved. the company might have needed union concessions. til then........................
not a plunge maybe but a long slow drip with no buyers. plenty of time to go short, theres no fear of reversal.for shortie in weak economy. if rates rise though then the plunge.
serious negiotions must be ongoing, not with workers but with the state. mho, how can the state afford to let them go, all the businesses and taxes and the future for their residents. maybe washington picks up the bill. in the end boeing rules???