#MakeEvangelicalGreatAgain pt 8

Today, we’ve got two more assumptions from my friend Laura. These are more that threw me for a loop because they have less to do with the faith and more to do with the talking points of “right-wing” or “conservative” pundits and politics.  Check it out.

10. You don’t see a problem with the disparity of pay between CEO’s and “regular” employees.
I mostly disagree with that statement. I see a problem with it mostly. Even more, I have a problem with the protections afforded a CEO that regular employees don’t get. The “Golden Umbrellas” handed out to CEO’s bother me. Especially while a mistake can kill a lower-level employees career and the CEO just hops to a new job with his friends at another company making millions. In the U.S., CEO’s make about 1900 to 1 ratio of pay. Meaning it takes 1900 employees COMBINED to add up to the CEO’s pay. That’s a wide gap and in most cases it seems inequitable. Now, should Tim Cook be paid significantly more than an Apple Store sales person? Youbetcha. But I’ll say this, if part of a company staying ultra-profitable is accomplished by paying low wages, then the entire thing should be re-examined because it is truly inequitable.

 

11. You would like to repeal Obamacare

Honestly, I don’t know enough about it to say that. I don’t think most people really know enough about it to say that. There are some provisions I think may need to be amended based on what I’ve heard about them but I don’t know enough about it to say “I’m voting for the guy repealing Obamacare.”
To you, the reader, like yesterday’s questions these aren’t things that shape our worldview but are issues that on some level are impacted by our worldview. To be clear, my answer about Obamacare is directly related to the fact that its not something I’ve read up on in great detail. I’m a proponent of universal healthcare in general but the finer points of contention about “Obamacare” specifically aren’t things I’m informed enough about to be so passionate to say “repeal it” or “it HAS to stay!” Go ahead…judge me on that one.

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