August 28th, 2012, 07:05 AM #1
Catholic business owners who beat back ObamaCare denied award from DenverThe Catholic owners of a Colorado-based business won an injunction recently against implementing an ObamaCare mandate -- only to be denied a proclamation now from the Denver City Council.
Hercules Industries, a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning manufacturer which employs 300 workers and has been in business in the Mile-High City for 50 years, was to be honored with a “Good Citizenship Award." The laurel was in recognition of contributions to the community, including the historic restoration of company headquarters and, ironically, its “generous employee health care coverage.”
But the award was taken away after the owners of Hercules Industries, the Newland family, won the court injunction which said that they did not have to start providing employees with coverage that included abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization. As with several companies and colleges around the nation, the family that runs Hercules claimed that the mandates force them to violate their own religious beliefs.
“The power of politicians should not be used for partisan retribution," Newland said. "The merits of Hercules [Industries] should stand on their own. This proclamation acknowledges our success and should of gone forward, but it didn’t for their personal reasons and their own beliefs.”
State lawmakers responded to the controversy by issuing their own proclamation for Hercules Industries.Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing
August 28th, 2012, 10:37 AM #2
So you think companies should be awarded for forcing their religious beliefs on their employees?Good job, friend-of-friends!
August 28th, 2012, 11:02 AM #3
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So a company noted for being good to it's employees, that provides excellent health care benefits should be punished because they exclude an insignifigant benefit worth 5 to 15 dollars per month? A benefit that all employees knew was not going to be provided when they chose to work for the company?
August 28th, 2012, 11:47 AM #4
Punished? What punishment?
And you might want to very carefully re-think calling contraception an "insignificant benefit." That's an Akin.Good job, friend-of-friends!
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August 28th, 2012, 12:19 PM #7
If they want to be religious extremists with wacky views on birth control, that is entirely their right according to the court it would seem. But don't expect to get a sticker for it.Good job, friend-of-friends!
August 28th, 2012, 12:38 PM #8
There are several counties with cities close to Denver. They should open up a satellite branch, and start gradually moving.
The city should be proud and unpolitical in appreciating a company with such a large payroll.
They won't appreciate it until they have closed.Obama: The rich have the Federal Reserve and the poor have Harry Reid... LOL. Life really is unfair!
August 28th, 2012, 01:34 PM #9
August 28th, 2012, 04:12 PM #10
I'm sorry if my rational and completely logical statements don't meet your criteria for this thread. Feel free to point out any exact issues you have then bring forward reasons, facts, and explanations.Good job, friend-of-friends!
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