Breaking News! Republicans Lie Again!

Breaking News! Republicans Lie Again!

On the surface–it may seem like a change, but in order to really understand what the “tax reform bill” as a whole, one has to read the entire 800 page document to see how many will be impacted. The elimination of the “ACA mandate” for insurance sounds good, but every person paying for healthcare insurance will see a rise in premiums in 2018 and beyond. Once insurance premiums rise, they never decrease.

All of the Republicans admit–none of them have read the entire document–and they don’t know if they can pay the $1.5 trillion dollar deficit. They will “GUT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE” to pay for this bill. They don’t care because they gave themselves great loopholes to use to offset their tax burden, but Senior Citizens become the biggest losers in all the printed pages. We don’t own golf courses so therefore we don’t get credit for the maintenance of them or private aircraft or commercial real estate.

Whether a person agrees with what they’ve done or not, I have but one serious question to ask: How can Everyday Americans trust elected officials who pass major legislation without reading all that it entails or tell the truth about the final fallout?

Read carefully and remember they will be going back to the plan to adjust for the fact that the plan won’t produce the tax revenue to keep the government going.

 

 

For the rational thinking Americans, we know what we have to do–in 2018–create a Blue Wave Tsunami across the country, Repealing and Replacing all the GOP seats in Congress so that Americans can survive and thrive. With all of the repeal of Consumer Protection regulations, we know that people will die from air pollutants, toxic water with plant run-offs, and chemicals in food and cattle. When people get sick from these environmental issues, they won’t have healthcare because they won’t be able to afford it. Thereby, creating a rise in the funeral industry when deaths increase. Don’t take my word for it, check the projections for yourself.

CEOs have already said, they won’t use tax savings to invest in jobs or wages. If we pay attention to history, we know the economy doesn’t thrive with reduced taxes, it thrives when there is sufficient tax revenue accrued to pay for government expenses. Now, since the Republicans plan to spend billions on a wall and to increase military spending by billions, they can only cut–education, social security, medicaid, medicare, CHIP and SNAP, all which are needed to sustain the Red States.

In addition to not giving the middle class the tax cut promised, the bill also allows national lands to be used for drilling for oil–in an attempt to fossilize us further rather than moving forward with clean energy plans. The United States will be responsible for creating a hazard with climate changes we see across the globe.

The other inclusions–and there are many–will do nothing to increase the quality of life for anyone other than the Greedy Old Predators.

Remember this–short-term gratification–usually leads to long-term problems.

If you really care about the State of America and want to see significant change that benefits all Everyday Americans, think about joining us in the Blue Wave movement by voting Blue in every election–because it is the Blue that cares for all.

Consider The Cost To Avoid Defeat!

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’ “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?” (Luke 14:28-31 NIV)

The word “budget” for many seems to be a dirty word, but unless people are willing to consider the cost–of doing anything–before doing it, the end result could be disastrous. This is true for families, communities, local governments, the federal government and of churches. In order for there to be resources flowing out–there must be incoming resources. When expenses are greater than income–frustration rises and trouble and discord reign. We can see this with our governments all over the land.

Within the church and other non-profit organizations, many people do not realize–unless they are in charge of the finances–just how important a budget is. Since a number of churches are a resource to the communities in which they conduct business, they often expend far more than they receive from the membership of their organization. Whenever there is no policy or criteria by which a person is considered for consideration, the word gets out–and everyone who doesn’t want to work for a living or to provide for themselves comes knocking on the door–for a hand-out.

There is a reason for churches and other non-profit organizations obtaining and retaining a tax-exempt status. Most exist because of donations, volunteerism and they benefit more people than they have people contributing to their cause. However, at some point–if they are not careful about spending habits–they will cease to exist. We see this with schools, churches, and other organizations who had a good idea, but it was not a God-idea–because His principles were not used to either establish it or maintain it.

Welfare-mentality–always seeking a hand-out and never contributing to the source has become a way of life for many people and when they can’t get what they want, they get angry and start vicious rumors–never understanding they are not entitled to anything to which they have never contributed. This is why I fail to understand why there are some who feel–Social Security Benefits for those who have worked and contributed to the fund–is an entitlement program. Well, in one sense I suppose it is--I contributed to the fund through every job I ever had and now, I’m entitled to receive the benefits of my contribution. The reason the Social Security program is in danger is because of all those people who received the benefits through supplementary income criteria–from the Social Security pool of funds–and they never contributed to the fund! Someone–along the way–never considered the cost and now those who did contribute–are at risk.

“Wisdom is the principal thing and with all of our getting, we need to get understanding.” When we learn to exercise Godly principles in every area of our lives, we can avoid being defeated by anything that confronts, but we must always consider the cost–for every decision we make–looking far into the future and determining how a decision made today will impact that future.