Just where is all this bailout and stimulus money coming from? We, the taxpayers, I know. I am just having a hard time wrapping my mind around this much money being thrown about. Are they just printing more currency? Will our "dollar" eventually be just worthless paper with nothing to back it, paper that no one will honor? Money is given for mortgages, and the renters feel they deserve a handout, as well. The banks are bailed out, and the car companies want some of the action. And wasn't it the insurance companies who were handed bailout money, who then kept the same bad managers who got them into the fanancial jam, and proceeded to give said managers hefty bonuses?
In addition to a mega-mega $$ handou...I mean stimulus package, we've got a president allotting money for abortions. Yes, I'm aware it's a woman's body, and she has a choice. Perhaps the choice should have started with ways to not get pregnant if she (and he!!) aren't ready for a child, and one of those choices clearly is abstinence! Judgmental, am I? Maybe, but taxpayers' money shouldn't pay for any child's demise. It's just a fetus? Not according to God, who created mankind.
So, if the government is "giving" all this money (which looks amazingly like our own...tax...money), does it come back to us with a price? I mean, will the government have more control over us as individuals? Will they, in essence, "own" us?
With all these various hands out, opened and expecting, in this age of "I'm-owed-something-whether-I-work-for-it-or-not," we've got parents who won't even meet with their children's teachers (upon the teacher's request) about said children's education. Caught a story on a TV news network earlier this week. The head of the NAACP was a guest, and he told the teacher who called with this personal observation that people were too busy working two and three jobs to bother with meeting with teachers. Say WHAT?
How many people do you personally know who are working two and three jobs, and how does that number compare with those who have some kind of goverment assistance (food stamps, WIC, Medicare....and the like)? One most likely greatly outweigh the other, no matter where you live.
When will it end? I hope it's not the same time our personal freedom ends.