It appears that I am a bit behind in my political posting... being that it is the Democratic National Convention and I am still considering an interview that happened over a week and half ago. Anyways, I have more thoughts on that that interview.
1) Faith Based Non Profits: This is something that I am interested in because of my graduate experience as well as being involved with these organizations myself. The question was something to the effect of should there be restrictions on these organizations that are getting government money?
I liked McCain's answer... basically, a hands off approach, but to my knowledge, they may be hands off because they give out less money... is that correct?
Obama's answer left a bit to be desired... he said "the devil is the in the details"... but the DETAILS matter and they are there... I understand that government money should not be used to discriminate and we should be careful about that, but I also see that the governmental systems and restrictions can inhibit faith based non profits from becoming effective...
it seems like there is a rock and hard place
Option 1: Take Government $$ and have to follow their rules
Option 2: Don't take Government $$ at all
*With McCain, there may be less govt. $$ available, but if there are fewer taxes on the wealthy, fund raising may increase revenues.
*With Obama, there may be more govt. $$ available, but more restrictions, taxes may be higher so individuals may be less inclined to give.
This seems like a sticky situation.