Monday, October 17, 2011


Headline of most recent Candice Miller E-Newsletter--
"Rep. Miller: October 16th - Marks 900 Days Since U.S. Senate has Passed a Budget." She follows with a biting critique of how the other body of Congress blocks all attempts at "fiscal sanity." * Her outrage is almost always directed at the other guys, while her group went on a spending rampage of {rightly named in the Wall St. Journal} "big government conservatism" the past decade. Now they put on the costume of debt crusaders, and hold the rest of the country hostage, vetoing every piece of legislation designed to correct the problem--by requiring Wall Street to be more at the service of Main Street. Here is my letter of response sent yesterday.

[And yes, far too many of us have been pigs in hoarding debt-wealth for ourselves. Today's daily mass Gospel is instructive for all of us rich, poor & in-between. Lk 12: 13-21 -- Verse 15 has, "Then Jesus said to the crowd, 'Avoid greed in all its forms.  A man may be wealthy, but his possessions do not guarantee him life.'"  There follows the parable of the rich man's double barn mistake.]

Dear Representative Candice Miller,
You and so many of your colleagues, Republicans & Democrats, are responsible for this debt debacle--ten years & more of irresponsible war-debt-based economy. Please consider moving towards the non-partisan good of the country, and introduce and support the American Jobs Act in the House. If we don't invest in American jobs, we relegate ourselves to second class citizenship, instead of world leadership. Maintaining the power of the 1% richest in this country is no way to create jobs. Most of them have proven they just keep the cash for themselves.

You could do so much to turn our nation back to creative, productive equality of opportunity and education. The people you represent in Michigan desperately need this kind of leadership. The American Jobs Act. So what if its Obama's legislation? Break the party politics mold! It’s good for Michigan and the country.

The national debt we will always have with us, for many generations, no matter what Congress does. Ronald Reagan voted up the national debt ceiling 17 times during his presidency. Continuing to give first fruits to the military/security industry is certain to only put us deeper in debt, and concentrate money in the hands of the few. Lead us instead to a more creative equitable distribution of wealth--put everyone to work, using responsible self-sacrifice for the common good. This is the true conservative trickle down morality we need from the top. Thanks for your consideration.

Yours truly,
Michael McCarthy PA-C
Faith Perspective on War & Peace

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Temptation of Christ by Duccio
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”  Mt  4: 8-10

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