The ‘Lizard People’ are coming…in their black helicopters.
Our nation is crumbling as countries, like China, are investing in programs that bring their infrastructure up to 21st century technology and imagination. We need a system of high-speed rail, state-of-the-art airports, a new secure electrical grid, true high-speed INTERNET for all Americans, etc. Mr. President, please keep the energy ‘moving forward’ to improve, repair and innovate on American infrastructure. —GoodOleWoody
What do you do when the Congressional Research Service, the completely non-partisan arm of the Library of Congress that has been advising Congress—and only Congress—on matters of policy and law for nearly a century,produces a research study
If you are a Republican member of the United States Senate, you do everything in your power to suppress that report—particularly when it comes less than two months before a national election where your candidate is selling this very economic theory as the basis for his candidacy.
Initially released on September 14, 2012, the study—authored by Thomas Hungerford who is a specialist in public finance at the C.R.S.—correlated the historical fluctuations of the highest income tax rates and tax rates on capital gains dating back to World War II with the economic growth (or lack of the same) that followed.
Lowering the tax rates on the wealthy and top earners in America do notappear to have any impact on the nation’s economic growth.
Trusting God‘s steadfast love…
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.”
Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom (1892-1983) was a Dutch Christianwhose family members helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II, eventually leading to her imprisonment in a concentration camp where many of her family members perished.
On trusting God even in dire circumstances, Corrie once said,”I remember one occasion when I was very discouraged. Everything around us (in the concentration camp) was dark, and there was darkness in my heart. I remember telling (my sister) Betsie that I thought God had forgotten us.”
Betsie, who later died in that camp, disagreed, reminding Corrie of God’s word: ”For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him.”
“There is an ocean of God’s love available,” said Corrie,”…plenty for everyone. May God grant you never to doubt that victorious love – whatever the circumstances.”
Prayer: Dear Lord, I trust you. I feel confidence and hope knowing that you have positive plans for my life, and that, even in my darkest moments, you are there. Amen.
Reflection: What circumstances have caused you to doubt God? How much do you trust him today?
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