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God's economy is win-win

Perhaps a revival is what we need. Maybe then we'll be able to see the poor and weak through God's eyes.

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 9:46 p.m.

Maybe it's just me, but there seems to be an "economic Darwinism" philosophy out there.

We are still recovering from the recession that hit us five years ago. We know greed caused this to happen. Yet where is the outrage at the powers that caused this? Christians seem to believe they've atoned for their sins. It's more important to go after the 3 to 5 percent of welfare cheats.

It's interesting that those who resist a minimum wage hike also dismiss any attempts to help these people. It won't affect the economy, never mind how it will affect these people.

In a recent column, Charles Krauthammer wrote of the CBO report and how this proves the Affordable Care Act kills jobs. His twist is that everyone will just sit idly by. They will rely on the support of "real" workers. How insulting is that?

He conjures up Marxist utopian thought. One can question whether Krauthammer has a "real" job. Also, maybe he'll touch on real-life workers laid off not by choice and not because of the ACA.

One example often cited by conservatives is Detroit's bankruptcy. They say this was obviously caused by the huge pensions of the city workers.

In the Feb. 1, "Washington Spectator," Wallace Turbeville writes that the banks working on the case "may have breached ethical, and possibly legal, obligations to the city."

Since Detroit's credit was downgraded as part of the restructuring, they had to pay $250 to $350 million in interest — immediately. Michigan's constitution says pensions must be paid. However, city workers will have to wait for any payment. Then they may get a partial payment.

I believe God's economy is win-win. Why else would He have the theocracy enforce the year of Jubilee (Lev. 25)? Later in the chapter, God says not to charge interest on the poor.

Perhaps a revival is what we need. Maybe then we'll be able to see the poor and weak through God's eyes.

BRIAN HARTMAN

Wakarusa




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