Aaron Summers

America: Broke or Broken?

In Life and Culture, Money on April 15, 2014 at 8:26 am

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We live in very difficult and desperate times. We have a governing body that is more at odds than ever before, save that time we revolted against a foreign king in the late 18th century. Well, come to think of it, maybe not as bad as it was in the late 19th century when the country split as did families over a variety of issues. We might be more “civil” about it now, but there are many fronts being fought today.

As we each sign our 1040’s and State Forms, our money goes with it. As a follower of Christ, I know it is my duty to “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s”, but do I have to like it? I suppose I should like it since it gives me freedoms I would not have in other locations around the world. Yet, I don’t.

I know that our country cannot function without revenue. I also know that we spend beyond our means. We throw money at world problems while our own go hungry. We throw money at those who refuse to work or even try. We pay farmers to not farm, but 15% of America has no food to eat. Our government seems to think money is like Doritos….go ahead we will make more! I am certain that the leadership has no idea what it feels like to really be middle- or lower-income.

Fast Cash and Quick Loans operations offer short-term solutions with long-term problems. When we pay debt by getting more debt we have a problem. When we are paying our utility bill with a credit card we have a problem. When the family has phones but no food we have a problem. Our people are going broke and our government is broken.

Is America broke or broken? I would say both.

As we pray for and pay to our country today, here are a few thoughts:

  • Pay your taxes with joy, knowing you still live in the greatest country in the world.
  • Pray that our leadership will be more concerned about its people than its politics.
  • Pray that our leadership will be more concerned for farm production than foreign policy.
  • Pray that our leadership will be more concerned with rebuilding than re-election.
  • Pray for Christians to transform our culture.

See you in line at the Post Office.

Give to everyone what you owe them:
Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them,
and give respect and honor to those who are in authority.

Romans 13:7

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