Heaven and Earth and the Love of God

Poverty In America: A Presidential Speech…Awaiting a President. This is a tremedous article written by a man who writes with the clarity of a prophet. It is heart-wrenching to read from the point of view of someone who has served from the lowest of places to the national stage, only to witness the unravelling of much of what was a great country, held in high esteem for almost 200 years from 1776 – 1966, (before the wheels began coming off; think Vietnam and The Beatles and everything else up to today)…


 By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney made one of the dumbest and most insensitive comments that I have ever heard from an American politician since I became involved with politics:
You can choose where to focus.  You can focus on the rich; that’s not my focus.  You can focus on the very poor; that’s not my focus.  My focus is on middle-income Americans.

He went on to explain that “[w]e have a safety net for the poor.”  And “[i]f there are people that are falling through the cracks, I want to fix that.”[2]

However, the fact that America’s poorest citizens theoretically have access to food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers[3]—which Romney cited—does not constitute much of a “safety net” at all.  Some Americans, such as senior citizens, are too proud to accept any governmental assistance (other than Social Security and Medicare benefits) or handouts.  They have…

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