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Whose Money is it?


You can’t give away what you don’t have.

As a born and raised North Carolinian, there is much I hold dear. Most of my family resides there, many of my friends have remained and loads of memories are grounded in my faith and life.

And the attack is on.

North Carolina is the first of what could be many states to cut back on the amount and time for unemployment benefits.  Also the state has:needy

Opted out of Obamacare Medicaid expansion

Proposed lower state income taxes

Proposed higher sales tax

Cuts in public school funding

Restrictions on early voting

The Republican led legislature is being slammed and protested against by groups such as the AFL-CIO, and the NAACP. Many have been arrested for ignoring the police for charging inside the state house. The amount of security needed to stop these violent groups cost the state $60,000.00. And they wonder why the state is in a financial crisis.

Why did they do this? The state is 7.1 Billion dollars in debt and they owe the federal government 3$billion in unemployment insurance.  The Democratic leadership prior to this one spent money they didn’t have. Now, those who need it the most will suffer at the hands of those who “play the system.”sowell greed

I am all for helping those who really need it; our family has done so for years.

The fraud and corruption has to stop and it has to begin somewhere.

If the money isn’t there, you can’t spend it or give it away.  If you don’t pay your bills, you will end up losing everything.

The Federal Government is now 16 Trillion dollars in debt. Wrap your brain around that and sleep at night. Many states are in the same trouble including the one I live in now, South Carolina.

South Carolina now has more people receiving unemployment benefits/welfare/food stamps than we have working adding to the states’ budget.  Numbers such as these are non-sustaining.

God expects us to be good stewards of “his money” and it is his money.

God wants his people to live in abundance, to have their needs met and be able to enjoy life.  He isn’t in the business of giving handouts; nor is he the CEO of the Welfare and Food Stamp programs.

God is in the business of helping those who ask him for help.  But you have to ask and live your life as he sees fit.

All those protesters fighting for “free money” and our government would do well to read the Bible.

For those without a job, ask God to find one for you.

It works.

 “ …Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” James 4: 2-3

That pretty much says it all.

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/01/north-carolina-first-state-to-cut-long-term-jobless-benefits-protesters-rally/?test=latestnews

http://goldenbible.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/a-strong-fortress/

http://samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/true-christians/