First I want to thank Princess Kate for having the baby and sparing USA from talking about nothing but Trayvon Martin for the rest of the summer. I want to talk about court cases and not about race. Our President said when he walked across the street, car doors locked due to all you racist people. Here’s my solution. Do not lock your car door when you see the Prez coming. Hold your hand over your wallet instead!
Gay Marriage ruling
Now lets talk about gay marriage. A lot of people have changed their minds about gay marriage in the last few years.
I had 3 gay roommates in my twenties. I don’t mind gays. But I’m still against gay marriag for reasons of faith
Supreme court handed down what’s called a narrow decision—means it won’t be used for precedents by lawyers. They simply handed back the matter of Proposition 8 to the state of California and struck down DOMA as being formed out of bias. So I thought maybe you’d be interested in some statistics that are illuminating.
1.7-6% of population is gay
3-6% of gay males are seeking or have found a permanent partner.
7% of all males were molested as a child.
46% of gay males were molested as a child.
86% of child molesters (prison study) describe themselves as gay or bi
83% of children molested in Catholic priest scandal were male
Clearly a problem with gay population and molestation. Has huge implications with recent Boy Scout ruling.
Name church denominations that support gay ordination or marriage. Episcopal, UMC, ELCA, PCUSA
Reason so few do is because of scripture: Lev. 18, Matt. 19, Rom. 13
Christianpost.com noted that few pastors had much comment. More recently, a lot more pastors have spoken out about the threat if churches are required to marry gays or are sued for their beliefs. Is this the beginning of talk within our churches about civic rights and duties, so long missing from the dialog?
Here’s my solution to the gay stuff. Create a new adult leadership position in each Boy Scout troop, the position of Gay Divorce Lawyer who would report to partners of Gay Boy Scout Leaders. That’ll fix it.
Pruitt v. Sibelius
Let me see if I can explain in man-in-the-street terms the lawsuit OK has going against Obamacare.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) specifically states that the federal government can only give subsidizes (in the form of tax credits) if the state has set up an exchange. Oklahoma declined to set up an exchange. But Obama says that the feds will do it anyway once they set up a federal exchange within the state. Attorney General Pruitt objected saying that the ACA forbids such subsidies and filed the lawsuit.
So why did OK decline to do an exchange?
The way the feds learn of a business not providing health care is if an employee applies for a subsidy with an exchange. The employer gets socked with a $2000 penalty.
But there may be sundry reasons for an employee applying. Boss may not carry what the employee wants.
The employee may do it out of stupidity. Or he might do it fraudulently. Medicare and Medicaid have some of the highest fraud rates of any government program. Some state show 20+% of payments are fraudulent. And considering the latest Obamacare deadline postponement with people being asked an unaccounted income, is almost certain to create massive fraud.
The upshot is that businesses get unwarranted penalties and this threatens a state’s economy.
34 states decided to not do exchanges and only 16 very blue states decided to play along with Obamacare. And so Pruitt v. Sibelius moves along it’s path to the Supreme Court. Holder tried to argue in another case that since the business mandate was being postponed, the lawsuit should also be postponed. The 4th Circuit Court last week slammed this idea --even more imperative to have a decision on Pruitt.
It could get interesting. If OK wins, Obamacare, if not dead is mortally wounded and only operable in 16 states.
Here’s my solution to the exchange thing. Let’s exchange all the Congressional Democrats for the doctors put out of business by Obamacare. Make Coburn head of Senate Appropriations. No more deficit spending or ACA
Detroit declared Chapter 9. Immediately Union-friendly county and state judges declared this unconstitutional. In bankruptcy, leadership must stand aside and the court appoints a trustee to take control of the entity. That trustee can re-do all contracts and wage agreements.Hence Detroit can get rid of huge unfunded pension obligations. Also creditors may have claim on non-infrastructure items like art works and museum collections. I don’t know about those salt trucks that destroy cars. $18B in debt and $1B in income which compares to USA with $17T in debt and $1.2T in income tax. We will see how this plays out.
Here’s my solution. Give Detroit to the 11million illegals. If you can fix and rebuild it, you are true Americans!