Catholic Church repeats poverty, inflation fears

Catholic Church repeats poverty, inflation fears

[Hat-tip to Pew Sitter: “Argentine Abp. Salta: Greedy rich should take less so that others have more. Visiting Obama has a good attitude!”]

Sunday, March 27, 2016
www.buenosairesherald.com/article/211462/catholic-church-repeats-poverty-inflation-fears

There are “too many people” in Argentina living in poverty, Salta’s archbishop and second vice-president of the Argentine Synod Mario Cargnello said yesterday, asking people “not to be overcome by greed.”

“It’s highly important for those who have more and are doing better not to think just about themselves. They have to help those who are doing worst. We can’t let ourselves be overcomed by greed, as greed excludes,” he said, in an interview with El Tribuno daily.
“The request is to those who have more, as there’s too many people living in poverty.”

Speaking about high inflation, Cargnello asked “those who set prices” not to put earning money as their only objective, claming that they are doing better than other sectors and should earn less money to help others. At the same time, he called for a “new and different” Argentina”

Salta’s archbishop was also asked about the visit by United States President Barack Obama to Argentina and said the country should “try to reconcile with the world” and have a “mature” relationship with other countries. Based on Obama’s agenda in the country, he said he saw “a good attitude” from the US leader.

Cargnello’s statements come two weeks after the Synod published its last document, asking for an improvement on the country’s prisons — many of them subject to overpopulation and with a lack of resources.

Instead of thinking of stiffer sentences, inclusive policies should be deepened, they argued, adding that there are many people who are currently imprisoned without a conviction.

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3 comments on “Catholic Church repeats poverty, inflation fears

  1. [Argentine Abp. Salta: “Greedy rich should take less so that others have more. Visiting Obama has a good attitude!”]

    Michelle Obama’s Floral Outfits Cost 23 Times Average Annual Salary

    BY: Morgan Chalfant
    March 22, 2016
    freebeacon.com/politics/michelle-obamas-floral-outfits-cost-23-times-average-annual-salary-in-cuba/

    The two floral dresses that first lady Michelle Obama sported in Cuba this week would not be affordable for the wide majority of individuals living in the repressive country.

    US Weekly recently spotlighted two outfits that Obama wore during appearances in Havana on Sunday and Monday that, according to a Free Beacon analysis, together cost more than 23 times the average annual state salary in Cuba recorded in 2014.

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    When the president and his family landed in Cuba Sunday, the first lady descended Air Force One wearing a sleeveless, rose-print dress made by designer Carolina Herrera. The dress is currently sold for $2,190 at Bergdorf Goodman, an upscale department store.

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    Later, on Monday evening, Obama dressed in a floral, knee-length dress from designer Naeem Khan to attend the state dinner at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba. A similar frock from Naeem Khan, a Barack Obama donor, available in the designer’s pre-fall 2016 collection costs $4,490.

    According to Trading Economics, a provider of historical economic data, the average monthly salary in Cuba was 584 pesos, or about $24, in 2014, based on statistics provided by the National Office of Statistics. That represented a significant increase in the average monthly salary over the previous year, which was 471 pesos ($20).

    Over 12 months, therefore, the average employee’s wages in Cuba totaled $288 in 2014. The Carolina Herrera dress Michelle Obama wore when arriving in Cuba Sunday costs nearly eight times this amount. The Naeem Khan dress costs almost 16 times this amount. The total price tag of the two outfits, thus, is more than 23 times the average annual salary in Cuba estimated in 2014.

  2. There are “too many people” in Argentina living in poverty, Salta’s archbishop and second vice-president of the Argentine Synod Mario Cargnello said yesterday, asking people “not to be overcome by greed.”

    “It’s highly important for those who have more and are doing better not to think just about themselves.

    Vicar: “Sire, the peasants are revolting.”

    Abp. Lenin: “Revolting? They’re nauseating!”

  3. Inflation is generally caused by government spending that is financed by a central bank or a treasury department printing press. Increasing the supply of pesos (or whatever) decreases the value of each peso–it take more pesos to buy what used to be available at the pre-inflation price. Monopolistic greed is usually incapable of widely raising prices for the cartel itself creates a brisk and rewarding business for those willing to sell at reasonable prices, and the cartel members, being greedy, will often undercut each other, thereby destroying the monopoly. Actual monopoly requires a government fiat that brings legal sanctions against everyone who undercuts the artificially high cartel price.

    It should also be noted that much of the inflation producing government spending is counterproductive, making normally productive people dependent on the state and increasing crime among idle hands, placing unnecessary regulation on productive firms, and granting patronage to the toadies of the state.

    Church authorities should be particularly aware that by taking so-called
    “humanitarian assistance” funds from the state to resettle Moslems in the “free world” they are adding to the inflationary burden placed on the poor, while helping the spread of jihadist terror that may end Western Civilization, get the poor beheaded, and prosper the kingdom of Satan on earth.

    Salta, Bergoglio. and Obama all need to remove their heads from that place “where the sun don’t shine.” And loyal Argentines, Catholics, and Americans must be in the forefront, telling them to pull their “heads out of their ….”

    in XTO,
    M_Eulogius

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