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Why I’m a Mormon and Support President Obama, Part 4/6: Economics

October 28, 2012

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Post by Randy Astle – We’re in the home stretch! November 6 will be a relief, I think, to everybody. But before things end I’d like to post three more times, which will hopefully be interesting to any LDS voters who somehow aren’t decided yet. (Share! Share! Share!) I was working on this post when […]

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That “47%” includes lots of Mormons

September 18, 2012

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Post by Rob T. One of my lengthiest discussions about Mormonism happened with a high school friend who had just finished his first year at a top-25 dental school. It started with his question: “Why do so many of you become dentists? Half of my class is Mormon: they’re all from Utah, they’re all married, […]

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Free Agency

September 12, 2012

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Post by Eric R – In recent weeks I have been part of several discussions with conservative Mormons about how the proper role of government should intersect with Christ’s commandment to take care of one another. A common point that keeps coming up is “free agency”. More precisely, my friends object to the federal government […]

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Myth Romney and the Real Truth about Obamacare

September 1, 2012

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This piece was written by Brett Aurich in response to the post, ‘Liberals in the Midst.’ Brett addresses many of the myths surrounding the Affordable Health Care act, and the referenced statistics are found in the links below. We borrowed the title in part from the excellent article by Ernest Dumas.

Myth 1: Obamacare is being partially funded by a $700 billion cut to Medicare. (FALSE)
Reality: Funding for Medicare will actually increase over the next 10 years. However, the rate of increase will drop, partially due to more aggressive prosecution of fraud and a reduction in overpayments to insurance companies.

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Talking with His Mouth Full

August 17, 2012

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Post by Joseph  M – I am so happy that all this back and forth between the two Mormon political super-celebs (Mitt Romney and Harry Reid) officially ended today when Romney finally announced that after thumbing through his old tax forms, he discovered that he’d “never paid less than 13%” during the past ten years.  He went on to […]

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The Book of Mormon Takes a Stand – for Obama

July 26, 2012

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Guest Post by Steve Warren – We all know Mitt Romney is the Mormon in this year’s presidential race.  Therefore, we ought to be safe in assuming that Book of Mormon teachings more closely align with his views than those of President Obama. Alas, if we made that assumption, we’d be wrong. Let’s examine what […]

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Class Warfare? You bet.

February 17, 2012

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Post by Eric R- I realize that a posting on class warfare may seem about 6 months behind the times. Accusations of “Class Warfare” reached a fever pitch some months back amidst calls for a “millionaires tax,” the headline-grabbing “we are the 99%!” cry of the Occupy movement and Warren Buffet’s disclosure that he pays […]

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