Tag Archive: John Boehner

Who’s Rich? Who’s Poor?

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Almost eighty Catholic educators recently criticized U.S. House Speaker, John Boehner, due to speak at Washington’s Catholic University.  They claim his record is “among the worst in Congress” when it comes to protecting the poor.  The letter called on Speaker Boehner to “reawaken your familiarity” with church teachings on the subject of poverty.  The letter…

The Blame Game

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I’m a simple woman.  I don’t like complications.  I don’t always understand all the nuances.  I’m not diplomatic.  Maybe that’s why I write columns under the heading, “I Don’t Get It.” At the eleventh hour before a threatened government shutdown, an agreement was finally reached on the budget but not without a whole lot of…

Random Thoughts: Election 2010

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When I finally turned off the tv last night, it was 12:30 in the morning here in Washington state and, despite percentage signs and other stats flashing in red and blue inside my brain, I miraculously fell asleep.  Three Senatorial races were still undecided when I finally went to bed, Washington, Colorado and Alaska, and…

Maybe Some People Should Just Stay Home

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I’m really looking forward to Election Day because the possibility for real change for a better America is within reach. (By the way, how’s Obama’s hope-y, change-y thing working out for you?) I’m still stunned he won 53% of the vote when only about 20% of the people in this country call themselves liberal.  Despite…