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Is the Pope a Marxist?

Earlier this month, Pope Francis gave a speech to some United Nations officials and said, among other things, that an “equal” form of economic progress can come from “legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state.” The media and the liberals have pounced all over this and reworded it to be “redistribution of wealth,” which is more palatable to their agenda. Note the very first paragraph in the AP story below, in which they reword his remarks before even quoting what he said.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today.

Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies who met in Rome this week.

Latin America’s first pope has frequently lashed out at the injustices of capitalism and […] → Keep reading

Fifty Ways Obama Has Hurt the Economy

The American Spectator has a list of fifty ways the Obama administration has hurt our economy and job creation. I’m sure there are those on the Left who could try to justify every one of these actions. But the fact remains that because of these actions, our economy and unemployment are a disaster.

Increased the deficit more than $4 trillion, causing the first-ever downgrade in the U.S. credit rating and for the first time raising serious questions about U.S. financial stability. Issued 106 new major rules that cost U.S. businesses $11 billion in implementation and more than $46 billion each year. Blocked Boeing’s new South Carolina factory from opening to assuage his union supporters. Raided a Gibson Guitar factory for violating an arcane India law even though India does not believe the law has been broken. Issued an “ambush” election rule allowing quick unionization and limiting an employer’s ability to present reasons for non-unionization. Restricted how companies […] → Keep reading