Monday, January 26, 2009

400-408 – •• Mike S. Adams (1/26/09) My New Spread the Wealth Grading Policy.  Mike Adams is a nationally syndicated columnist at Townhall and a professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
413-423 – • 2006 Tax Burdens (the share of the total federal tax revenue)
            ≥ 1% ($388K) provides 40% (Carter's top 1% were taxed at 90% and provided just 19%)
            ≥ 10% ($108K) provide 71%
            ≥ 20% provide 88%
            Top 50% provide 97.1%
            Bottom 50% provide just 2.9%
428-437John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the UN, on the closing of Guantanamo, the Middle East, our enemies, and the challenges facing the Obama Administration.
443-452 – • Drudge Report (1/25/09) Pelosi Says Birth Control Will Help Economy.
(:41) NP Birth Control.  Nancy Pelosi on ABC's Sunday Program "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos (1/26/09) talking about how contraception can be part of the economic recovery plan.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi boldly defended a move to add birth control funding to the new economic "stimulus" package, claiming "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."  Pelosi, the mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren, who once said, "Nothing in my life will ever, ever compare to being a mom," seemed to imply babies are somehow a burden on the treasury.  The revelation came during an exchange Sunday morning on ABC's THIS WEEK.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?
PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs.  One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?
PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.
• FRC (1/26/09)
In other words, children are a burden to the economy, and Pelosi believes it's the government's responsibility to eliminate them. More than anything, her comments underscore the shortsightedness of these liberal policies. All reports indicate that the global family is on the decline. Although America's birth rate isn't plunging like that of European countries, it has slowed. The reason we don't find ourselves in a "demographic winter" is largely because of the fertility rates of our immigrants, many of whom come from cultures that value life. Overall, the U.S. is hovering at its replacement level, which is hardly enough to finance the Baby Boomers' retirement. If Pelosi and her Congress continue to deemphasize the family, America will travel even farther down the deadly path of our European friends.
458-508Isn't this eugenics?  That is, preventing poor people from having children they can't afford?  In the same way the government will soon be rationing health care, we're now on the path to ration childbirth.
528-538Ron Blue, President of Kingdom Advisors ( and author of his new book Surviving Financial Meltdown.  The book is a blueprint of biblically-based financial principles in a non-threatening, easy-to-read format, that addresses not only the fears people feel when it comes to finances, but it lays out specifically what to do and what not to do in challenging economic times, it even has an Appendix with over 40 money-saving ideas.  It answers questions like:  What should I do if my job seems to be in jeopardy?  Should I take my money out of the stock market?  What steps should I take if I'm behind on my house payments?  And, Where can I save money as the cost of living keeps going up?  Learn why you don't need to fear tough economic times.
Ron's core biblical financial principles are:  1) Spend less than you earn,  2) Avoid short term debt, 3) Build saving into your plan, 4) Set long term goals, and continue to give,  5) And remember, give because God owns it all.  Ron also suggests contacting, for helpful resources and tips on getting a money coach.
544-554Ron Blue
558-608Jim Elliston and Ben Rugg, the founders of Clover ( , a company that builds beautiful, powerful and affordable websites for churches and ministries.  They're joined by their former boss and pastor, Francis Chan, of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley (, whose latest book is Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God. (
612-623Francis Chan, shares his testimony.  Mother died in his childbirth.  8-9, his step mother died.  His dad died when he was 12.  Wife and 4 kids.  Stan Lubek, his youth pastor.  John Piper.  Joshua Walker.  Todd Neiswonger.
628-638 – • WPRI (1/26/09) Bad economy spurs egg and sperm sales.
MASSACHUSETTS (WPRI) - These days, more men and women are trying to survive the bad economy by selling their sperm and eggs.  According to the Northeast Assisted Fertility Group , the number of women filling out applications to donate eggs has doubled. The number of women asking about donating their eggs has jumped by about 30 percent at some egg-donor agencies.  The women make as much as $10,000 after their eggs are retrieved.  The number of potential sperm donors grow by 15 percent in 2008 compared to 2007.  Most would-be sperm and egg donors are denied.
644-655(:41) NP Birth Control.  Nancy Pelosi on ABC's Sunday Program "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos (1/26/09) talking about how contraception can be part of the economic recovery plan.
• David R. Stokes (1/25/09) The Perilous Journey from Gitmo to NIMBY.
• Kevin McCullough (1/25/09) Hope and Change?
The stimulus bill currently steaming through Congress looks like a legislative freight train, but given last week's analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, it is more accurate to think of it as a time machine. That may be the only way to explain how spending on public works in 2011 and beyond will help the economy today.
According to Congressional Budget Office estimates, a mere $26 billion of the House stimulus bill's $355 billion in new spending would actually be spent in the current fiscal year, and just $110 billion would be spent by the end of 2010. This is highly embarrassing given that Congress's justification for passing this bill so urgently is to help the economy right now, if not sooner.
(1:11) PO3-1 Obama's weekly radio address to those of us who are skeptical.  

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