The Tax Man Cometh? You Betcha!


All I’m sure of so far is that the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account level that you could set aside tax-free was slashed from $5,000 to only $2,500, effective January 2013. That’s one way taxes can be raised for everyone without income taxes rates being changed.

For the rest of the muddle, for it will be a battleground, the folks over at H&R Block have a helpful little graphic. Take a gander at it over a beer or your other favorite beverage. [Read more...]

Proof That Bright Ideas are a Double-Edged Sword During Electoral Combat

It’s what makes the last two weeks of an election a marvel of psychological warfare to behold.

The above brought to us by the creative geniuses at Pro Life Artists Unite. Sounds like a pretty neat outfit.

Idea:  Go like them at once!

In case you missed what this is in response to, check out the Crass Roots Campaign post.

Obama and the Crass Roots Campaign

I thought the above was over the top. And then I saw this.

Our President approves of the following message… [Read more...]

You Don’t Have to be Catholic to Recognize Joe Biden’s Remarkable Incoherence on Abortion

Here at Patheos, there are many different viewpoints from folks from many different faith traditions.  Timothy Dalrymple isn’t a Catholic, for example.  But one doesn’t need to be a Catholic to recognize cognitive dissonance of the magnitude that was displayed by Vice President Biden during the recent debate with candidate Paul Ryan.

Some of the liberal commentators who recognized that Biden came across as an angry and condescending thought that his finest moments were at the end, when he grew earnest and opined on his faith, abortion and religious freedom.  I thought those were his worst. [Read more...]

Sneak Preview of an American Catholic Political Party!

Image credit: AP/ Eric Gay

Some folks are dreamers, wishing upon a star. They say things like, “If only there was a Catholic political party, things would be different.”

Just such a monster was on display at last nights debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Why is a Catholic Political Party an impossibility? Roll tape, [Read more...]

The Illusionist…UPDATED

Here you see him, and there you see him. The Great Obama and Mitt the Magnificent. You see,

A good storyteller, like a good magician, knows that the audience wants to be fooled, at least while the show is in progress. [Read more...]

The EWTN Interview with Mitt Romney

For those of us who missed the broadcast (me included)… [Read more...]

Six Former Ambassadors to the Vatican Co-Chair “Catholics for Romney”

So that means at least seven of us will be voting for him. Their names are,

Frank Shakespeare (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1986-1989)

Tom Melady (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1989-1993)

Ray Flynn (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1993-1997)

Jim Nicholson (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2001-2005)

Francis Rooney (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2005-2008)

Mary Ann Glendon (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2008-2009)

They drafted a little manifesto explaining why, [Read more...]

“First Past the Post” Voting: How the Math Works UPDATED

About a week ago, I shared a post where I came out in support of Mitt Romney as the person I will be voting for come November (barring any unforeseen events). Note that I don’t think he’s the perfect candidate, but seeing’s how St. Michael the Archangel isn’t on the ballot, Romney will get my vote, as the incumbent, who I believe is bent on destroying true religious liberty (and for other troublesome quirks), will never, ever, receive my vote.

I know that many want to cast their votes morally, don’t trust Mitt Romney, think he’s not Pro-Life enough, untrustworthy, etc., etc. And I know that this horse has been beaten to death on Catholic blogs and in other venues but voting third party is a waste of your vote, contrary to your attempts to reason your way out of this fact. You want to see proof, so here goes. [Read more...]

Mitt Romney says, “We Are All Catholics Now” UPDATED

Why am I choosing the “lesser of two evils” come this Fall? Let me show you Exhibit A.

The folks over at The Weekly Standard have the rest of the story from a town hall style campaign stop in Ohio a few days ago. They’ve just never heard of TubeChop over at TWS.

Maybe Mitt Romney isn’t an “evil” to choose, but just a weevil. Still, I’ll be choosing him. It’s like this, see?

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I’m not going to “overthink” the vote. There are just too many other more important things to do.

Updates:

Exhibits B,C,D, and E

Crisis Magazine: Post-Comfortable Christianity and the Election of 2012.
Simca Fisher and I are on the same page.
Pat Archbold’s “Just Voter Theory.”
Francis Beckwith on Mormonism, Catholicism, and the Romney Candidacy.


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