Topic: Greed

Article: The Political Face of Christianity

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As Christians, are we showing a public image of love and grace? Or do non-believers see us as judgmental, critical and selfish? Read More...
Billy Graham
Billy Graham's Prayer for Our Country was not written by Graham

This was previously attributed to Paul Harvey, but was written in 1996 by Bob Russell for a Kentucky Governor's Prayer Breakfast, then delivered by Rev. Joe Wright at the Kansas House of Representatives.  Why would a true Christian twist the truth?
Pope Francis
Pope Francis attacks 'Idolatry Of Money', slams Capitalism, tell the rich to pay their share.
In an 84-page document which is essentially the official platform for his papacy, Pope Francis beseeches politicians to guarantee all citizens "dignified work, education and healthcare". He condemns an economy of exclusion and inequality. Read about his first year.
Republican
BEWARE: National Republican Congressional Campaign using fake Democrat websites to steal Democratic contributions.
DO WE WANT LIERS AND CHEATS RUNNING OUR GOVERNMENT? At least 15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for Democratic candidates, are actually the handiwork of the National Republican Congressional Committee in order to steal Democratic donations. A CNN segment called out this scam.
Pope Francis
Pope Francis: 'Put The Needs Of The Poor Ahead Of Our Own'
Pope Francis, who has always championed the poor and vulnerable, said “Our needs, even if legitimate, will never be so urgent as those of the poor, who lack the necessities of life,"
Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett thinks it's a problem that some of the wealthiest Americans pay lower tax rates than their housekeepers.
Currently income earned from stock dividends and capital gains is taxed at rates far lower than ordinary income from work.  This increases income inequality and penalizes the middle and working class. Even with lucrative loopholes corporations are fleeing overseas to pay even less.
Janet Yellen Economist
Yellen, American economist and Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, says "inequality is downright un-American" and has "ill effects on the economy."
"Income and wealth inequality are near their highest levels in the past hundred years." Her comments come after the Swiss bank Credit Suisse recently warned that inequality in the U.S. is at levels that have been associated with recessions in the past.
Courts
Service members to receive over $123 million for unlawful non-judicial foreclosures by big banks.
JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank, GMAC and Bank of America violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) with hundreds of non-judicial foreclosures on soldiers' homes while they were serving our country. Feb 2015.

Anti-smoking Efforts
As nicotine use has decreased in rich countries, Tobacco companies are fighting to force developing countries to make up for losses in their revenue.
All over the world countries are trying to stop nicotine addiction, but tobacco companies are delaying or blocking implementation of anti-smoking laws in poorer countries by tying them up in litigation, saying that their tobacco laws violate an expanding web of trade and investment treaties.
Hillary Clinton, Presidential Candidate
Hillary Clinton says she called for Wall Street regulations early in the financial crisis.
In March 2007, before the depression gained traction, Clinton began addressing the subprime mortgage issue; warning about risks of derivatives; cracking down on subprime mortgages; and asking for improved financial oversight.
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst
'Bishop Of Bling' to be held accountable for excesses.
A German Catholic diocese wants to make its disgraced former “bishop of bling” responsible for the 3.9 million euros ($4.9 million) in losses incurred during the luxury makeover of his residence and office. The Vatican has banished him from the diocese and he has resigned.

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