The president has now offered a "compromise" with Catholic organizations, saying they MUST provide insurance coverage for employees on items that violate their religious conscience, but they won't have to pay for it. The insurance companies will instead have to provide these services for "free."

Let me ask a simple question, "Can someone show me the gun?"

You know, the gun that was at these employees' heads, forcing them to work at Catholic organizations?


Then why should these faith-based organizations be forced to provide insurance that violates their convictions, paid or unpaid? Why?

Worse yet, won't the insurance companies just recoup the costs of providing "free" contraception by raising their prices on other services for Catholic organizations? Of course they will.

So the Catholics STILL have to provide AND PAY FOR services that violate their beliefs --and all for employees who were never forced to work there. The president HATES religious freedom -- or any other kind of freedom, for that matter.

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Comment by W. Branstetter on February 12, 2012 at 4:35pm

The term "insurance" has become horribly misused and abused [also "healthcare"].  There is so much double-speak surrounding the term(s) that perhaps this video made sense:



Comment by Randy B Corporon on February 11, 2012 at 9:18pm

Nice find, Wilma.  Glad to see the religious leaders aren't asleep at the wheel.  As they determined, this is nothing more than a cheap accounting trick.

Comment by W. Branstetter on February 11, 2012 at 7:01pm

The "accommodation" announced by the President still appears to be an "abridgement" of the 1st Amendment and other portions of the Constitution. 


I found this statement to be helpful:


It is good to learn that several states' attorney generals are looking into this.



Comment by Steven Haworth on February 11, 2012 at 12:33pm

It is painfully clear that the President does not have experience in business.  It is clear that he has no idea that nothing in business is free. He seems to think that businesses just pay taxes and other "mandated" spending costs out of their profits.  My question is:  How is it even possible to not understand that taxes and other government mandated business expenses are "pass through" costs to the end consumer?  Businesses don't pay taxes, their customers do.  Likewise, with other mandated spending, such as "free" birth control", someone pays for it.  How does the President think that people won't see right through that compromise and to see that the insurance company will just pass the cost on to whomever is paying the premiums? 

It is likely that Catholic organizations will not initially bear the increased premium costs of "free" birth control, but it will be passed on to other non-Catholic premium payers.  I suspect that within a very short period of time, another group will want the same deal the Catholics are getting, then another, then another, and soon we'll have yet another "human right" that will become an unsustainable expanded entitlement expenditure.   Can you say unintended consequences? 

Whats next?

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