Democrats Don’t Get It: California Ranks Worst State for Business & Highest Poverty Rate

California PovertySo Sad! My Beloved ‘Deep Blue’ State of California Worst State for Business, Highest Personal Income Tax & Poverty Rate in the Nation
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Soquel by the Creek

(LA Times) For the first time in nearly a year, gas prices have spiked to over $4.00 a gallon in Southern California thanks to the state’s various gas blends, want for more-and-more new laws and burdensome regulations preventing the recovery and sale of and abundance of natural resources together with Sacramento’s new .76 climate change tax that went into effective the first of the year.

  • Keep Voting for and Electing Democrats: “Insanity is doing something
    over and over again and expecting different results.” –Albert Einstein

Related: Gov Brown’s ‘Cap-n-Tax’ is Key to his Agenda

So Very Sad! My Beloved State of California Ranks as Worst State for Business Again in 2015

California Republic(Chief Executive.Net) California Ranks Dead Last for Second Year in a Row as Worst State for Business — Texas (No.1) and Florida (No.2) Remain in Top Spots for Business in 2015 –Image: Sooper Mexican

Flashback: On the 13 May, 2014 I wrote here California, New York and Illinois, continue to rank among the three worst states for business with virtually no change from the previous year.

Covered California Premiums Rise to Historic Levels

Covered California...Almost Everyone on Yelp Has Given ‘Covered California’ Lowest Rating
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(CHCF) The average monthly health insurance premium in California was $1467 for a family and $560 for single coverage–these figure include the employer contribution.

Covered California premiums which include employer contributions were 11% higher than the national average and 5% higher for a family –historically California Health Ins premiums have been lower than the national average.

Flashback: Remember when Obama Claimed that Health Insurance Premiums for a Family Would be $2,500 Lower by the End of his First Term — How’s that Govt mandated health care working out for you?

Related: Red Ink Could Kill Covered California –OC Register

One-Third Drop Covered California –Newsmax

Covered California is in Trouble with Massive Deficit & Low Enrollment

Today Christians Celebrate Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Patron Saint of California & Anti-Marxists

St Joseph the Worker

‘Saint Joseph the Worker’ Holy Card
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(Passionist Nuns) Today we celebrate the Feast of ‘St. Joseph the Worker’ (established by Pope Pius XII in 1955 in order to Christianize the concept of labor) in response to ‘May Day’ celebrations by Communists.

Joseph the carpenter of Nazareth reminds us of the dignity and importance of labor (that some in our day seriously lack the initiative of, I digress) and that work is part of God’s plan for the world according to EWTN by responsibly cultivating the goods of creation, we grow in dignity as Women and Men made in God’s image.

By the daily labor in his shop, Joseph offered to God the patience and joy of providing the necessities to his Holy Spouse and of the incarnate Son of God an example to all laborers.

“Workman and all those laboring in conditions of poverty will have reasons to rejoice rather than grieve, since they have in common with the Holy Family daily preoccupations and cares.” –Pope Leo XIII

The texts of the Mass and the Liturgy of the hours provide a catechetical  synthesis  of the significance of labor seen in the light of faith.

The Opening Prayer states: “O God, Creator of all things, who laid down for the human race the law of work, graciously grant that by the example of St. Joseph and under his patronage, we may complete the works you set us to do and attain the rewards you promise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.”

The Office of Readings, is taken from the document of the Second Vatican Council on the Church in the modern world.

In every type of labor that we do, we are obeying the Command of God given in Genesis 2:15 –”The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till (work the soil) and keep it.” 

The liturgy for today’s feast vindicates the right to work and this message that needs to be heard and heeded especially in our day.

There is a special dignity and value to the work done caring for ones family (and extended family) The Office of Readings contains an excerpt from the Vatican II document on the modern world:

“For while providing the substance of life for themselves and their families, men and women are performing their activities in a way which appropriately befits society, The can justly consider that by their labor they are unfolding the Creator’s work, consulting the advantages of their brother men and are contributing by their personal industry to the realization in history of the divine plan.” –Gaudium Et Spes –Man’s Activity Throughout the World –No. 34

More here from Catholic Culture and here from Vatican Radio

Obama’s Drones Kill Suspected American Jihadists, Who Made him Judge, Jury & Executioner?

Obama Drone Murder

Obama Drone Murderer
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(AP)  President Obama expressed regret and condolences to family members for a January done strike which killed Warren Weinstein of Rockville, MD held by Al-Qaeda in Pakistan since 2011 and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto.

The two hostages together with American Citizens turned accused Islamic Jihadists Ahmed Farouq and Adam Gadhan of Orange County (California) were killed which White House Press Secy Josh Earnest said in a statement:

“We have concluded that Ahmed Farouq an American who was an Al-Qaeda leader…we have also concluded that Adam Gadahn an American who became a prominent member of Al-Qaeda was killed…”

I have just two question for Obama?

When did these two American citizens, accused Al-Qaeda members relinquish their 5th Amendment right of ‘Due Process’ and who made Barack Obama, their judge, jury and executioner?

On the 05 February, 2013 I wrote here that while I often times am a critic of and disagree with the ACLU, on the issue of the Obama Administration use of lethal force to take out allegedly undesirable American citizens living abroad, I do agree that it ‘underscores the recklessness of the governments central claim and the deficiencies in the government’s defense of it…are so vague and elastic that they will be easily manipulated.’

In March, 2012 former New Jersey Superior Ct Judge and now FOX News Senior Judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano wrote “Can the president kill an American simply because the person is dangerous and his arrest is impractical? Can the president be judge, jury and executioner of an American in a foreign country because he believes that would keep America safe?

We live in a time in which the government recognizes no limits on its power–It doesn’t recognize natural law–It doesn’t recognize federal law. It doesn’t recognize the Constitution…the POTUS…became jusge, jury and executioner for a very hated and probably guilty individual (Anwar al-Awlaki) but the 5th Amendment says that ‘no person shall be denied life, liberty or property’ much less an American, without due process of law…”

Related: Napolitano: ‘Obama Shredding the Constitution’  –Newsmax

California Tax Freedom Day is 3 Days Later This Year — Keep Electing Democrats

Tax Freedom Day 2015Have You Hugged a Democrat Today? There are Still 16 More Days Until ‘California Tax Freedom Day’ Finally Arrives –Image: OC Political

(Tax Foundation) In 2014 California Tax Freedom Day was on 30 April, how many more years will it take until one must work half the year just to pay their taxes?

  • Flashback: According to UT San Diego Just 10 Years Ago, ‘California Tax Freedom Day 2005′ Arrived on the 20 April

Related: Job Killer Bills Threaten California Economy –Breitbart

An Inspiration to All of Us: Students & Teachers Honored at Christian Service Awards Mass

Christian Service Award Recipients2015 Christian Service Award Recipients –Image: Tidings

(Tidings Online)  Peter Masado a Senior at St. Genevieve High School in Panorama City, enjoys devoting both time and energy to serving his fellow students and parish community as campus ministry president.

In that role Masado, has engaged with friends, learned new skills and developed leadership abilities but the Summer, Masado spent volunteering outside of his immediate communities is an experience that will stay with him for a lifetime.

As an Emergency Room volunteer at ‘Valley Presbyterian Hospital’ in Van Nuys, Masado helped deliver lab samples, ensured the availability of clean bed linens in all rooms and provided snacks, water and blankets to weary, waiting patients.

Masado recalled, ‘the most miraculous thing I’ve seen is a baby being born right outside the hospital, an emergency delivery took place in the parking lot. That happened on the first day of my volunteer experience and that just really opened my eyes to the miracle of life. It was amazing.’

Masado was among 78 Seniors from 51 Catholic High Schools throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles that were honored on the 18 March for their exemplary community service during the annual Christian Service Awards Mass held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels–the event also honored seven exceptional Catholic High School teachers.

Rest here from The Tidings Online

Archbishop Oscar Romero Declared a Martyr, Remembered in Los Angeles Ahead of Beatification

Archbishop Oscar RomeroSpirit of Archbishop Romero Lives On in Salvadoran People –Angelus 

(CNA) On Sunday in Los Angeles, over 3,000 people gathered at the ‘Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels’ for Mass in honor of Archbishop Romero’s upcoming Beatification (in San Salvador on the 23 May) and prayed that his ‘shining example’ of sacrificial love and his alliance and friendship with the poor and oppressed will continue to be fruitful.

“Archbishop Romero preached nonviolence and reconciliation in a time of hate and vengeance,” Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said in his Homily Sunday, adding that he, “Spoke out against every form of violence, every violation of the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person,” noting that this included “the violence of abortion.”

Sunday’s Mass marked the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Romero during his celebration of Mass in a small Chapel outside of San Salvador.

The proclamation by Pope Francis confirming that Archbishop Romero died a martyr CAFOD reports followed a vote by Theologians at the ‘Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints’ in January that Romero was murdered in “hatred of the faith.”

Archbishop Romero Radio BroadcastArchbishop Oscar Romero — El Salvador’s Most Trusted News Source
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CAFOD worked closely with Archbishop Romero during the 1970s supporting his famous Sunday radio broadcasts which — at a time of heavy press censorship, were often times the only means by which people in El Salvador, knew the truth about the atrocities occurring in their country.

A vocal critic of the country’s military dictatorship, the Sunday before his assassination, Archbishop Oscar Romero’s homily called upon Salvadoran soldiers to disobey their orders if asked to attack innocent civilians Tidings reports — his homily ended with the words: “In the name of God, I urge you, I plead with you, I order you—Stop the killing.”

Archbishop Jose Gomez said that Archbishop Romero is “a shining example to all of us,” showing us humility and courage, love for the poor and his “witness of solidarity and service to others, even to the point of laying down his life.”

Thanks to ObamaCare That Raise You Want, You May Not Want

Covered California(The Blaze) Thanks to ObamaCare That Pay Raise You Want May Have
Negative Consequences to Some Taxpayers –Image:
Soquel by the Creek

Related: Half of ObamaCare Subsidy Recipients Will Owe IRS Money

Americans that Got Subsidies for Health Ins Now Owe the IRS Money

Happy 5th Birthday ObamaCare: More Than Half of Americans Don’t Like You

Real Clear Politics ObamaCareAccording to the Latest Real Clear Politics Average of Obama’s Signature Legislative Achievement 52.5% Americans Oppose ObamaCare

(The Daily Signal) Unfortunately for IHOP Franchiser Scott Womack who owned 12 restaurants in Ohio and Indiana with plans to expand his franchise to add 14 new locations in Ohio before ObamaCare was signed into law. Womack estimated that the Affordable Unaffordable Care Act would cost him $7,000 per full-time employee to provide health care coverage leaving him with few options:

Cut costs, eliminate staff, reduce hours or convert workers to part-time status.

Facing the prospect of ObamaCare’s  employer mandate taking effect on 01 January, 2015 Womack was forced to sell his IHOP franchise.

What are other Americans saying about ObamaCare:

  • Kristina Ribali@Twitter: “5 years after ObamaCare and my deductible went from $1,200 a year to $6,000 a year per person. Family from $6,000 to $12,000″
  • Gavin Preston, MD @Twitter: “All of my Doctor friends, except for one, have told me if they had to accept ‘Covered California’ (The ACA exchange) payments, out of business.”
  • Covered California@Facebook:  Elena Furlan Ross writes: “Covered California is a SCAM!! I paid $416 monthly premium, I went to the doctor, paid my copay and the doctor sent me a bill for $1225 because COVERED CALIFORNIA denied the claim! Do not buy Covered California, Do not waste your money, you will receive no health coverage.”
  • Nabeel Amin@Twitter: “Left with no coverage in an urgent situation courtesy @CoveredCA and @BlueShieldCA with no recourse or responsibility.”
  • Nabeel Amin@Twitter: “…@CoveredCA 5 hours of non-stop calls and all they can say is we don’t know why your account was terminated.”

Related: Ask Emily: ObamaCare Adds More Pain to Taxes –OC Register

Covered California Sends 120K Corrected Tax Forms Thousands Still Wait

Insurance Choices Dwindle in Rural California as Blue Shield Pulls Back