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  •  Not really. (0+ / 0-)

    Not that I even disagree with the ruling (in the narrowest sense).

    But when clergy are treated like other employees for other purposes, too, then this would make more sense. This narrowly targeted one of the benefits, but didn't "ask for" (or ask for the ending of) things like clergy having to pay FICA twice -- their share and the employer's share.

    Fair is an overall assessment, and is different from identical. You can do one, or the other. But this didn't seek to do either; it demanded identical on a very narrow issue, and so had no interest in fair at all.

    "Be just and good." John Adams to Thomas Jefferson

    by ogre on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 07:43:44 AM PST

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