Saturday, October 13, 2012

Vice Presidential Debate - #4291 - Catholic Bishops Scathing Release Calling Biden's Contraception Claim 'Not a Fact' - The Blaze (2) Biden Lied About Voting Against Wars - Hot Air

Ryan and Biden Discuss Abortion views (9,903 views) Catholic Bishops Scathing Release Calling Biden's Contraception Claim 'Not a Fact' - The Blaze - As TheBlaze noted this morning, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican contender Paul Ryan clashed over abortion and religious freedom during last night’s debate. Among the statements that were made, Biden defended the administration against claims that the government is forcing Catholic organizations to violate conscience with the enforcement of the controversial contraception mandate. On Friday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a statement, fact-checking Biden‘s commentary and railing against the notion that institutions will be free and clear from the mandate’s clauses.......The USCCB has come out strongly against Biden’s statements, claiming that they are not based on “fact.” Here’s the statement that the church put out in response to his proclamation: This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain “religious employers.“ That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to ”Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital,” or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served.  Read more......


Biden Lied About Voting Against Wars - Hot Air - Here’s a good catch from the Washington Free Beacon on a point I missed during the debate itself. Joe Biden attacked Paul Ryan for his votes to support two wars as the reason for the massive deficits we now face. Biden also claimed to have voted against both. The only problem with that argument is that it’s entirely false: “By the way, they talk about this great recession like it fell out of the sky–like, ‘Oh my goodness, where did it come from?’” Biden said. “It came from this man voting to put two wars on a credit card, at the same time, put a prescription drug plan on the credit card, a trillion dollar tax cut for the very wealthy.” “I was there, I voted against them,” Biden continued.I said, no, we can’t afford that.” Then Sen. Biden voted for the Afghanistan resolution on Sept. 14, 2001 which authorized “the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.” And on Oct. 11, 2002, Biden voted for a resolution authorizing unilateral military action in Iraq, according to the Washington Post.  Read more.......

No comments:

Post a Comment