Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Opus 2020-065: Headlines: The Stimulus that Kills

The headlines are full of reference to a Trillion (with a T) dollar stimulus package that both sides seem to be excited about.  It seems like all they are arguing about is how to structure it so that their buddies get the most benefit.  Like most government programs, very little will get to the people in genuine need.  Government officials and their stock brokers will make out like bandits.  Social workers and government administrators will line their pockets.  A big chunk will just disappear.  And the people who could take care of themselves will be pushed one step closer to becoming dead-beat dads and welfare queens.

The only stimulus package America needs is for the government to back off, stop feeling so important and let Americans get on with life.  If the budget was already in the deep red then where are we going to get another trillion dollars?  The obvious answer is to print it and there goes inflation.  People are throwing around the D word and if the government doesn’t stop playing God then the America hating Progressives* will get what they want.

Of course stopping the stimulus will be hard to do with so many closet snowflakes wanting the CDC to produce a magic elixir that removes all risk from life.  There are a large number of Americans who talk the language of free enterprise but are really government goodies socialists at heart.  They don’t seem to understand that for them to get a $1,000 check the government will need to spend for or five thousand dollars and all of that will be paid back in their taxes.

Sometimes I think our only hope is that there is so much selfishness that they will never agree on how to distribute the compassion that they think will keep us obedient.

*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, etc)

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