From what I heard the other night on the TV show Charlie Rose, the spike in gasoline prices was worldwide, which spike started the financial collapse. Also, when Freddie and Fannie no longer regulated home loans for mortgages, and let Wall Street "investment" (i.e. gambling) speculators give them out to people who obviously had insufficient income to make payments, that was another cause for the crisis.
Pr 23:4 Do not toil to acquire wealth; be wise enough to desist.
5 When your eyes light upon it, it is gone; for suddenly it takes to itself wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.
Rather than advocate and promote lending and credit as Treasury Secretary Timmy recently declared, typical Americans need to SAVE as much money as they can each month to pay for basic-need monthly residual expenses:
Pr 13:11 Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but he who gathers little by little will increase it.
Also mentioned on Charlie Rose was the need to diversify:
Ec 11:2 Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what evil may happen on earth.
People obviously do not get a job for themselves nor are given a job by them consumer spending using a credit card or buying into a mortgage and thus getting themselves into dangerous then irreconcilable, no-bankruptcy-court-allowed, arbitration-only-manipulated debt:
Ro 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
It's bad enough that the greed-based out-of-control speeding locomotive of across-the-board inflation drags down and burdens all of us. But at least I (among perhaps many others) take comfort in muffling the irritating relentless feminist-sexist voices of TV and radio newscaster women by switching channels (as quickly as possible) with my state-of-the-art remote control, and/or inserting moistened-toilet-paper earplugs into my ears to prevent my hearing such sexual and gender harassment, and at times to do it even when male reporters and anchors are on - being that I never know when instantaneous surprise-attack switching to females on the tube will occur:
Song of Solomon 2:14 Oh MY dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for YOUR voice is sweet, and YOUR face is attractive.
That means the voice and face of my "worser half" (i.e. my beloved wife), and not necessarily my mother-in-law included (though she has her good points). That - sure as hell - does NOT include intrusive radio and TV reporteresses barging into and invading my private car and home! Thus, I am in obedience to:
Ecclesiastes 11:10 Remove vexation from your mind, and put away pain from your body; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.
Oh, the depth of medical value, healthful meaning, and life-sustaining benefit in that one verse!
The scenarios of female-human newscasters informing men has seemed to be a mixed bag from the beginning:
Ge 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate.....
Ge 3:17 And to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
".....because you have listened to the voice of your wife...."? What has THAT to do with anything? WHY did God say that, and WHY was that put into Scripture? Why instead does not the Bible read:
".....Because you have.......eaten of the tree...... (etc.)? - and left out that little snippet phrase: ".....because you have listened to the voice of your wife...."?
WHY??? (I want an answer)!
Concordantly, another part of the Old Testament states:
Mic 7:5 Put no trust in a neighbor, have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your bosom;
Sometimes, enlightenment of prophecy can come through a woman:
Mt 27:19 Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much over him today in a dream."
It was to women that the angels of the resurrection and the resurrected Jesus first appeared, but did the Lord apparently chide men for not believing women?:
Luke 23:54 It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning.
55 The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid;
Lu 24:1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
3 but when they went in they did not find the body.
4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel;
5 and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?
6 Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,
7 that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise."
8 And they remembered his words,
9 and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.
10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the apostles;
11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.
13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem,
14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.
15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.
16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
17 And he said to them, "What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?" And they stood still, looking sad.
18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?"
19 And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened.
22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning
23 and did not find his body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.
24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but him they did not see."
25 And he said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
Note that Christ did not criticize the Emmaus disciples for disbelieving weaker-sex reporters, but rather for not "connecting the [Scriptural] dots" nor "putting the pieces of the [prophetic] puzzle together." It was customary for the general public to disbelieve women, for various reasons:
Acts 12:13 And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a maid named Rhoda came to answer.
14 Recognizing Peter's voice, in her joy she did not open the gate but ran in and told that Peter was standing at the gate.
15 They said to her, "You are mad." But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel!"
16 But Peter continued knocking; and when they opened, they saw him and were amazed.
17 But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, "Tell this to James and to the brethren." Then he departed and went to another place.
Notice that Saint Peter did not criticize the church group for disbelieving the inferior-gender Rhoda.
Saint Paul sums it up with:
1Tim 2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
12 I allow no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
15 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.
Now, let's say that there are presently 200 million citizen-registered people living in the 50 United States (not including illegal aliens) who have a driver's license and/or social-security number with home address.
If each one of them (including homogays, evolutionists, abortionists, sexist feminists, antisemites, atheists, etc.) were to be given $1 each, while KJV/RSV-Bible Christian-churches-affiliated saints of the Lord were given $2 each.....all with Treasury-Department Stimulus Checks of the type issued under former-President George W. Bush.....the total amount would be under $400,000,000 (i.e. $400 million) dollars .
If they all received a one-time Stimulus Check of $10 or $20 each, the total amount would be under $4,000,000,000 (that is: $4 billion) dollars.
If they all received a one-time check of $100 or $200 each, the total amount would be under $40,000,000,000 (i.e. $40 billion) dollars.
If they all received a one-time check of $1000 or $2000 each, the total amount would be under $400,000,000,000 (which is $400 billion) dollars. The present Spending Bill which Barack wants passed is more than double that (i.e. $800 billion dollars).
Now, rather than include earmarks which Pelosi, Reid, and other nefarious demoncrats of similiar immentality want included, Jesus people (the Scriptural of God), who clearly think "out of the box," would suggest their own list of earmarks:
$7 million for the Rutherford Institute to create another couple lawyer jobs
$7 million for the American Center for Law and Justice to create another couple attorney jobs
$7 million for the Alliance Defense Fund to create another couple lawyer jobs
$7 million for the United States Justice Foundation to create another couple staff jobs
$7 million to the Mormon Church for jobs related to funding California's Proposition 8
$7 million to Newsmax for more reporter jobs
$7 million to Rush Limbaugh, Hugh Hewitt, and Dennis Prayer for more talk-radio staff
$7 million for the Family Research Council for more staff jobs
$7 million for Citizens United for their research associate jobs
$7 million for Bnai Zion for more pro-Israel staff jobs
$7 million for Liberty Counsel for more lawyer jobs
$7 million for me and my wife for various free-lance-job Christian-missionary expenses
The list above is by no means exhaustive, and my deepest apologies to those equally-worthy entities not disclosed, but the total so far of the expenditures stated in the roster is only $7 million times 12, which is a mere $84 million. That is less than $100 million. That is FAR less than $1 billion, which is FAR FAR less than $10 billion, and almost-astronomically less than $100 billion.
Pr 13:11 Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but he who gathers little by little will increase it.
Again, the spending package Barack and Congress want is OVER EIGHT HUNDRED BILLION dollars.
Our idealist and young half-negroid new President needs all the proper and beneficial righteous guidance he can get....and not devious anti-social/anti-Scriptural contraceptive re-election-bribery duress and wasteful grants-given repeatedly-funded pork-boondoggle projects from the Devil's cohorts.