The Bible Is Still The Best Guide

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    I'd say that we wouldn't have $trillions in national debt if the Bible was still the best guide for the economy.



    1. Who is to decide what is fair, and what is too much? Some religions suggest tithing, and government demands taxes.

    Joseph gathered very much grain
    : It seems it was customary for Pharaoh to take 10% of the grain in Egypt as a tax. Essentially, Joseph doubled the taxes over the next seven years (Genesis 41:34 mentions one-fifth, that is, 20%).

    That 20% figure appears again in the relationship of colonists to North America, and the English crown "....colonists were free to retain all the profits and fruits of their labor save for the crown's 20 percent share of any gold and silver discovered." "Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History: 1585-1828," by Walter A. McDougall, p.33





    2. "Do you believe that it is moral and just for one person to be forcibly used to serve the purposes of another? And, if that person does not peaceably submit to such use, do you believe that there should be the initiation of force against him? Neither question is complex and can be answered by either a yes or no. For me the answer is no to both questions. I bet that nearly every college professor, politician or even minister could not give a simple yes or no response.

    3. A no answer, translated to public policy, would slash the federal budget by no less than two-thirds to three-quarters. After all most federal spending consists of taking the earnings of one American to give to another American in the form of farm subsidies, business bailouts, aid to higher education, welfare and food stamps. Keep in mind that Congress has no resources of its own. Plus there's no Santa Claus or tooth fairy that gives Congress resources. Thus, the only way that Congress can give one American a dollar is to first, through intimidation and coercion, confiscate that dollar from some other American.

    4. Such actions by the U.S. Congress should offend any sense of moral decency. If you're a Christian or a Jew, you should be against the notion of one American living at the expense of some other American. When God gave Moses the Eighth Commandment -- "Thou shalt not steal" -- I am sure that He did not mean thou shalt not steal unless there is a majority vote in the U.S. Congress."
    US in Moral Decline




    5.There is no requirement of forced 'charity' in the Bible. .... under biblical direction...it is up to the giver to decide to give and how much he or she can afford to give, and, in many cases, whether he or she will give at all!

    That's correct.....there is no demand to underwrite the undeserving.

    God allows free choice. In fact, free will is essential to true Judeo-Christianity.

    It is only under the atheistic doctrines communism, socialism, Liberalism, Nazism, Progressivism, or Fascism, that the fruits of one's labor is confiscated, and used by these various totalitarian forms to advance despotism.
     
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    "It is only under the atheistic doctrines communism, socialism, Liberalism, Nazism, Progressivism, or Fascism, that the fruits of one's labor is confiscated, and used by these various totalitarian forms to advance despotism."


    says the fascist nazi authoritarian who daily urges her fellow conserva-nazis to "do something" about the "liberal problem"
     
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    Mud is practically my servant!!


    Time and again this dunce serves up a softball for me to hit out of the park....and he does it again!


    Seems he offer me the opportunity to prove my contention....


    OKey doke....'


    6. The huge tax burden necessary to provide the ‘rights’ and fund federal welfare programs can be laid at the feet of the New Deal. Before 1940, only 5% of Americans paid any income tax, and the maximum was 25%. By the end of WWII, 2/3 of American families paid income tax- and it started at 24%, with a $500 exemption.
      1. It went up to 94% over $200k. So, if one earned $300k, one kept only $6000 of the last $100k.
      2. Withholding was re-introduced so the government got the money immediately. (Had been repealed in 1916.)



    7. The attitude of the FDR government can be seen in these words of A.B. “Happy” Chandler, a former Kentucky governor: “[A]ll of us owe the government; we owe it for everything we have—and that is the basis of obligation—and the government can take everything we have if the government needs it. . . . The government can assert its right to have all the taxes it needs for any purpose, either now or at any time in the future.”

    From a speech delivered on the Senate floor
    May 14, 1943

    Happy Chandler's dangerous statism - The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions


    For Democrats/Liberals/Progressives.....the main function of taxation is to buy votes.


    There it goes.....over the right field wall!!!!!
     
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    So I see that the OP and her pious greed doesn't allow her govt. to share with the needy. Jesus will say he never knew you when you ask to get into paradise.
     
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    Her religion prefers to see people dying in the streets from hunger and exposure..
     
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    The New Deal has been over for eighty years try something else to pick on..
     
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    I think it is funny in a weird kind of way how she continually congratulates herself over her own comments or perceived comebacks. WTH, makes for a good laugh when I'm bored.
     
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    The Russian plant Polivinylchick enjoys herself greatly also..But God hates her using him as an example of her fifth column antics...
     
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    Deuteronomy 15:7-11 ESV /
    “If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the Lord against you, and you be guilty of sin. You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’
     
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    Acts 20:35 ESV
    In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
     

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