Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Santa Clause government

Cal Thomas reports that America's mayors have decided that they, too, need a bailout. Here are some highlights from the article:
  • $1.102 billion in projects involving sidewalks;
  • $1 million for annual sewer rehabilitation in Casper, Wyo. (emphasis mine);
  • $6.1 million for corporate hangars, parking lots, and a business apron at the Fayetteville, Ark., airport;
  • 15 projects with the term "stadium" in them, including a $150 million Metromover extension to the Florida Marlins' baseball stadium; and
  • 81 projects mentioning "landscaping" and/or beautification efforts.
So while many citizens are trying to stay afloat financially, elected officials are looking to take even more tax money out of their/our pocketbooks (to the tune of over $73 billion or about $250 per American).

According to Genesis 3, the ground is cursed because of Adam's rebellion against God's instructions. It is easy to see why these politicians would not want to "suck it up" and get to work, but looking for a hand out from the government provides only a quick fix and no lasting results.
Genesis 3:17-19 (NKJV)

Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

“ Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.
Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
And you shall eat the herb of the field.
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are,
And to dust you shall return."

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