Tag: welfare

February 9, 2021 / Podcast

In this episode Doug looks at the return of the tone policing beltway media where bipartisanship is a one way street to the GOP. A Republican in the Ohio Senate introduces yet another bill to kick poor people while they are down during a pandemic. Meanwhile the GOP super majority in the Ohio state house promote two members who don’t know how science works as chairs of health care committees including a Doctor who might actually be racist.

August 31, 2013 / Entanglement
created clipart showing Church welfare courtesy of US Taxpayers

We hear all the time from Christian conservatives, in the US, that they are being persecuted in some way like the fake ‘war on Christmas’ or the new rules requiring businesses to cover contraceptives for their employees. We seculars have always known that such claims of persecution were false and now a report from the Council for Secular Humanism and University of Tampa offers proof that most religious groups aren’t doing charitable work and taxpayers are in fact propping up some of them with tax subsidies.

September 4, 2012 / Politics
image of a church

In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan brought out the old trope about depending on churches and other faith charities to take care of the needy so he and Romney can gut the social safety net like food stamps and medicare. His idea, the common conservative wet dream, would actually be very bad for churches and other faith based charities who are already strained by the result of the economic meltdown of 2008 and the slow recovery.