The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Congressman Walsh and taking a stand with him
Maybe you are getting tired of the debate. Maybe you just do not want to hear it anymore. But now is not the time to give in. Do you realize what the politicians in Washington are doing? They are moving down the path of raising taxes without cutting spending in order to allow the government to borrow more money. The debt ceiling talk is very simple: The government needs to borrow more money in order to service its debt. That is like you and I running all our credit to their maximum and then borrowing more money to just make the interest payments on the debt. What Americans are watching before their very eyes on the grand national stage is political maneuvering to eventually do nothing.
Here is what is about to happen if things continue as they are. The senate will offer up a debt ceiling plan that the president will sign. That means there will be a tax increase and some number of trillions of dollars that will be reduced in the government's budget. It will sound good, but that number is likely spread over a 10 year period, so it is worthless. Worthless because in the next ten years there will be at least three presidential elections, and five Congressional elections. Those numbers will change with the political wind. There will be at least two votes on the senate version, and finally Congressmen will say they had to vote for it otherwise the nation will default. Game over.
This could change if Americans will stand. Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh has circulated a letter to his fellow congressmen calling on the Speaker of the House to prevent the Senate plan from coming to a vote in the House. Walsh writes: "Senator McConnell's plan is business as usual and does not offer any real solution to runaway spending." So far it is reported that some 80 Congressmen have signed on. If you want to make a stand here, encourage your congressman to consider the Walsh letter. At least Walsh is trying to stop this political chicanery. Many House congressmen took a no tax pledge before being elected. This is the test of their integrity and whether their word is their bond.
Exodus 18:21 tells us what kind of people should be elected to office, "Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness." We are seeing whether any of them in Congress right now measure up to these standards. Are they able to do what is right? Do any of them respect God? Are their actions truthful? Do they hate covetousness? When they seek to do many votes to say they voted a certain way to one group of people and another way to another group, this is not truth. When they vote to raise more taxes to support government addiction to your money, that is covetousness. Hold them accountable, you may be surprised with positive results!
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!