"Weapons of Mass Destruction." "Economic Stimulus." "Bailout Bill."
Where does the network media come up with such simplistic, childish-sounding buzzword phrases for the masses to mouth?
The repeatedly-uttered phrase "stimulus" on network TV, radio, and in print sounds like some Pavlovian experiment concocted by some demented psychiatric sociologist, and even might have a sexual inference and implication to the sensuous. The word "bailout" relates to some nautical distress of a sinking ship relating to some loony navy sailor.
Whatever the source of such media silliness babbled over and over by conformist morlocks, the sensible are aware of present financial concerns and problems.
The proverbial 'straw that broke the camels back' was of course the now-months-in-the-past ridiculous spike in gasoline prices at the service-station pumps nationwide. All who were responsible for that are chiefly to blame to setting the cascading and spiraling domino-effect of falling-house-of-cards economic disaster in motion.
Am 5:19 as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned with his hand against the wall, and a serpent bit him.
The buy-on-credit, finanically-irresponsible and presumptive (worse-than-casino-slots/pulltabs gambling) greed of many has resulted in disaster against (not "for") most everyone:
Hag 1:6 You have sown much, and harvested little; you eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he who earns wages earns wages to put them into a bag with holes.
Those who "invested" (i.e. threw away) money with Securities-and-Exchange-Commission-approved Madoff without properly-investigative oversight have experienced:
Isa 55:2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in fatness.
Lies were based on lies. Similar to the dishonest disclaimer at the end of Hollywood movies that "the actions of the actors do not represent any real person in real life," so the advertisements for questionable investment publicized in print dishonestly claim that such advertisements are not solicitations to sell security (which obviously such advertisements indeed are solicitations).....even though the fine print states that all principal "invested" is at risk and not insured by the FDIC. So Madoff had and has an excuse to screw people with Ponzi tactics (and ignore the Seventh Commandment, being that we in Jesus are now freed from the Law and thus can gleefully or reluctantly disobey it....or is it instead that we are free from regarding our frequently-futile attempts to perfectly obey the Law as substitute Atonement in place of Christ's sacrifice of Himself on a cross)?
But what of the rife-and-reeking-with-pork $800+ Spending Bill (note that I did not call it "bailout") Barack wants Dems and Repubs of Congress to shove down the throats of the American people? Will spending on wasteful boondoggles targeted to and intended for acquiring secular-special-interest voter and re-election loyalty actually put rebate checks into the pockets of Christians deserving them and get such saints of the Lord jobs to continue to get the funds needed to pay monthly residual expenses?
Much in the $800+ Spending Bill is blatanly inexcusable. It is as if the President of Apple/Macintosh directed his Chief Accountant to force each employee of Apple/Mac to take out a high-interest loan for each to be burdened with a new 18-wheeler semi in their inner-city residential driveway - when most of the employees neither had the need nor the desire to have such a monstrosity taking up precious parking space in front of their house and their neighbor's houses. That is a similar scenario to the objection senators and representatives of Congress have in saddling themselves and their particular back-in-their-own-state constituents with a huge and foolish debt involved with government printing more increasingly-worthless paper IOU "money."
What does Scripture say about the fallacious worse-than-casino-slots/pulltabs-gambling idiotology of loosening "I'll-pay-it-all-off-by-and-by" credit, facilitating the taking out of loans by those who cannot afford them, and increasing addictive and obsessive consumer spending for items and services consumers do not really need by incessant media-advertising seductive coercion and relentless duress? Will that put money in people's wallets and bank accounts? Would they not be financially helped by giving them money to save for a rainy day and for nonexpected emergencies?
Job 15:20 The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, through all the years that are laid up for the ruthless.
21 Terrifying sounds are in his ears; in prosperity the destroyer will come upon him.
23 He wanders abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that a day of darkness is ready at his hand;
24 distress and anguish terrify him; they prevail against him, like a king prepared for battle.
25 Because he has stretched forth his hand against God, and bids defiance to the Almighty,
29 he will not be rich, and his wealth will not endure, nor will he strike root in the earth;
30 he will not escape from darkness; the flame will dry up his shoots, and his blossom will be swept away by the wind.
31 Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; for emptiness will be his recompense.
32 It will be paid in full before his time, and his branch will not be green.
33 He will shake off his unripe grape, like the vine, and cast off his blossom, like the olive tree.
34 For the company of the godless is barren, and fire consumes the tents of bribery.
35 They conceive mischief and bring forth evil and their heart prepares deceit."
Job 15:29 he will not be rich, and his wealth will not endure, nor will he strike root in the earth;
Job 27:19 He goes to bed rich, but will do so no more; he opens his eyes, and his wealth is gone.
Job 34:19 who shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?
Ps 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread.
Ps 49:16 Be not afraid when one becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases.
17 For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him.
18 Though, while he lives, he counts himself happy, and though a man gets praise when he does well for himself,
19 he will go to the generation of his fathers, who will never more see the light.
20 Man cannot abide in his pomp, he is like the beasts that perish.
Pr 10:4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Pr 10:15 A rich man's wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
Pr 10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
Pr 13:7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
Pr 14:20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.
Pr 18:11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall protecting him.
Pr 18:23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.
Pr 21:17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
Pr 22:2 The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the maker of them all.
Pr 22:7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Pr 22:16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to want.
Pr 28:6 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is perverse in his ways.
Pr 28:11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.
Pr 28:20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
Ec 5:12 Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much; but the surfeit of the rich will not let him sleep.
Ec 10:20 Even in your thought, do not curse the king, nor in your bedchamber curse the rich; for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.
Isa 3:24 Instead of perfume there will be rottenness; and instead of a girdle, a rope; and instead of well-set hair, baldness; and instead of a rich robe, a girding of sackcloth; instead of beauty, shame.
Jer 9:23 Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches;
Jer 51:13 O you who dwell by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come, the thread of your life is cut.
Mic 6:12 Your rich men are full of violence; your inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Mt 6:25 "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Mt 6:28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin;
Mt 6:29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Mt 19:23 And Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Mt 19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Mr 10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Lu 1:53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.
Lu 3:14 Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Rob no one by violence or by false accusation, and be content with your wages."
Lu 6:24 "But woe to you that are rich, for you have received your consolation.
Lu 12:15 And he said to them, "Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
Lu 12:16 And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully;
Lu 12:21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
Lu 12:27 Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Lu 14:12 He said also to the man who had invited him, "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid.
Lu 18:23 But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich.
Lu 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Joh 6:27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you; for on him has God the Father set his seal."
Ro 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
Eph 4:28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need.
Php 4:11 Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.
1Ti 6:8 .....but if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
1Ti 6:9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
1Ti 6:17 As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches but on God who richly furnishes us with everything to enjoy.
Tit 3:1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for any honest work,
Heb 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, "I will never fail you nor forsake you."
Jas 1:9 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,
Jas 1:10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like the flower of the grass he will pass away.
Jas 1:11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.
Jas 2:5 Listen, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?
Jas 2:6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you, is it not they who drag you into court?
Jas 5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
Re 3:17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
Re 3:18 Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
Re 18:3 for all nations have drunk the wine of her impure passion, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich with the wealth of her wantonness."
Re 18:19 And they threw dust on their heads, as they wept and mourned, crying out, "Alas, alas, for the great city where all who had ships at sea grew rich by her wealth! In one hour she has been laid waste.
There are at least two ways to suppress and silence homogays, atheists, evolutionists, abortionists, summertime immodest, and [sexist]-feminist in the public arena...and both can and should be used.
One is to censor their speech, slap them in their faces, and in other ways punish them as with arrests and fines....threatening them with more of the same and worse if they continue to express their irritating and objectionable speech and actions against those who do not want to experience such harassment.
The other is to stick a cookie in each of their hands, and one in their mouths. Tell them to "donate" to their [perverse and anti-social] cause, rather than call it "taxation" and "fines." Put the money in non-named accounts, then covertly disperse it to bona-fide Christians in forms of rebates and discounts and orthodox-Christian collection plates. Make sure the Scriptural-Christian viewpoint is always heard rather than merely the anti-Christian one in public-school classrooms, during debates, town forums, and media interviews. Arrange it so that the wicked pay more for proximity-located goods and services, but authentic [KJV/RSV-Bible-type] Christians pay less for them.