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    There are the content
    There are the discontent
    There are the complacent
    There are the upset


    James 4:1-3

    "From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts."


    The content
    The discontent
    The complacent
    The upset

    And then there's Government and Government subsidies.
     
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    An employment subsidy serves as an incentive to businesses to provide more job opportunities to reduce the level of unemployment in the country (income subsidies) or to encourage research and development.[2] With an employment subsidy, the government provides assistance with wages. Another form of employment subsidy is the social security benefits. Employment subsidies allow a person receiving the benefit to enjoy some minimum standard of living.

    Housing subsidies are designed to promote the construction industry and homeownership. As of 2018, housing subsidies total around $15 billion per year. Housing subsidies can come in two types; assistance with down payment and interest rate subsidies. The deduction of mortgage interest from the federal income tax accounts for the largest interest rate subsidy. Additionally, the federal government will help low-income families with the down payment, coming to $10.9 million in 2008.

    Subsidy - Wikipedia



    How Welfare Began in the United States


    During the Great Depression of the 1930s, local and state governments as well as private charities were overwhelmed by needy families seeking food, clothing, and shelter. In 1935, welfare for poor children and other dependent persons became a federal government responsibility, which it remained for 60 years.

    The effect of the Depression on poor children was particularly severe. Grace Abbott, head of the federal Children's Bureau, reported that in the spring of 1933, 20 percent of the nation's school children showed evidence of poor nutrition, housing, and medical care. School budgets were cut and in some cases schools were shut down for lack of money to pay teachers. An estimated 200,000 boys left home to wander the streets and beg because of the poor economic condition of their families.

    Although President Franklin D. Roosevelt focused mainly on creating jobs for the masses of unemployed workers, he also backed the idea of federal aid for poor children and other dependent persons. By 1935, a national welfare system had been established for the first time in American history.

    Welfare Before the Depression
    A federal welfare system was a radical break from the past. Americans had always prided themselves on having a strong sense of individualism and self-reliance. Many believed that those who couldn't take care of themselves were to blame for their own misfortunes. During the 19th century, local and state governments as well as charities established institutions such as poorhouses and orphanages for destitute individuals and families. Conditions in these institutions were often deliberately harsh so that only the truly desperate would apply.

    Local governments (usually counties) also provided relief in the form of food, fuel, and sometimes cash to poor residents. Those capable were required to work for the town or county, often at hard labor such as chopping wood and maintaining roads. But most on general relief were poor dependent persons not capable of working: widows, children, the elderly, and the disabled.

    BRIA 14 3 a How Welfare Began in the United States - Constitutional Rights Foundation



    The US population in 1935 was, according to the census,
    127,250,232 with an decrease change of 876,459 from the previous year.

    The Great Depression years is commonly placed in the years of 1929 to 1939.

    Population in 1929: 121,767,000

    Population in 1939: 130,879,718

    US Population: From 1900


    So while yet the Great Depression was occurring, there was a population increase of 9,112,718 within the Great Depression years.

    A little more than 1/14th of total population of 1939

    And about 1/13.5 of total population of 1929.

    A little more than the population of New Jersey in 2017.

    Rank: 11 : New Jersey : 9,005,644

    Rank: 1 : California 39,536,653

    Rank: 50 : Wyoming : 579,315

    Rank is based on the 50 States (2017).


    which could mean that the population increase was being done by those not too effected by the Great Depression. Maybe 1/14 married couples, or 7.14 percent of married couples, of the US or ~18,225,436 individuals.

    9,112,718 males, 9,112,718 females.
     
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    How do you explain all the poor folks that cling to that book?
     
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    Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

    Mark 8:36 "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"


    Gain... not receive...

    Proverbs 23:5 "Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven."

    1 Timothy 6:9
    "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition."

    Ecclesiastes 5:10 "He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity."

    1 Timothy 6:10 " For the love of money is the root of all evil:..."


    James 4:1-3
    "From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts."


    1 Timothy 6:10 "...which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."


    Proverbs 13:11
    "Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase."

    Proverbs 16:8
    "Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right."


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    Proverbs 11:1 "A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight."

    Proverbs 20:23 "Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good."


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    What a dishonest scale!

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    Das Kapital

    A Modern-Day Interpretation of an Economic Classic...
     
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    That kinda throws your first quote out the window.
     
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    Das Kapital -vs- Das Kapitol

    Capital -vs- Capitol
     

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