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, August 2, 2021

Opus 2021-236: The Golden Zucchini

Remember the statement about a billion dollars here, a billion dollars there and pretty soon you start to talk about real money.  Think about that in regard to all the “stimulus” and “infrastructure” money being proposed and printed by congress.

Maybe we need to go back to understanding that a million dollar budget is real money to most Americans.  People passing budgets seem to have forgotten what it takes to earn a dollar.  I am not just talking about congress here.  We have city councils and school boards who seem to think that there is a magic plant somewhere that grows golden zucchinis.  Forget the goose.  No goose could lay enough golden eggs to make a difference.  Even if that were true it would not solve the problem because if gold were that common but there was no increase in productivity to justify the extra money, inflation would be just as rampant.  Congress has as little understanding of what it costs to pay our bills as we do of how much money a trillion dollars represents.

Congress needs to learn to think in terms of how long it takes to pay off their spending even if you have a job paying $100,000 a year.  

If they won’t think in those terms then we need to find ways to vote differently.

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