Archive for May, 2020

More Coronavirus Spending?

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

In the last two months, the federal government has spent about $4 trillion of taxpayer money on the Coronavirus pandemic, and the Federal reserve has added about $5 trillion in loans. Now the House has passed another $3.7 trillion. That’s about $13 trillion so far.

Soon we will exceed the $21 trillion GDP. I guess then we’ll try to top the (growing) $25 trillion national debt. How long will it be before we exceed the $125 trillion national debt that counts unfunded Social Security and Medicare promises? That number represents $806,000 per taxpayer.

California governor Gavin Newsom doesn’t think we’re spending enough. He wants the U.S. taxpayers to bail out the states. He requested another $1 trillion for Coronavirus 50-state aid.

Despite California’s $54 billion budget deficit and $1 trillion unfunded pension liability, it has 340,000 government employees making six-figure salaries and pension checks. Paying $45 billion for the 340,000 six-figure public employees costs every single household in California $2,500. That’s a full month of after-tax income for a worker making the magical $15 per hour.

Let’s slow down and take a breath on the spending. Why isn’t anyone worried about the debt?

Are There Waters Above the Sky?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Are There Waters Above the Sky?  Genesis 7:11 says that in the time of the flood, “… the floodgates of the heavens were opened.”

Genesis 7:11 is easily explained in that the “heavens” there refer to the “first heaven,” the atmosphere including clouds and weather patterns from which we receive our rains.

2 Corinthians 12:2 speaks of the “third heaven.” This implies that there are three heavens, and these appear to be:

  1. The first heaven – the atmosphere of the earth, including the air immediately above our heads;
  2. Beyond that, the second heaven – outer space;
  3. Beyond that, the third heaven – where God abides.

Psalm 148:4 refers to the “waters” above the skies. Psalm 104:2-3 says that God “stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of His upper chambers on their waters.”

I cannot explain this, other than to say that perhaps there are indeed waters above the sky, perhaps even in the third heaven. Certainly, science has not disproved this.

Leading Causes of Death

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it is interesting to look at the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the CDC website, as of May 4th, 2020:

  • Suicide:                                            47,173
  • Kidney Disease:                                 50,633
  • Influenza and Pneumonia:                  55,672
  • Covid-19                                           65,735
  • Diabetes:                                          83,564
  • Alzheimer’s:                                     121,404
  • Stroke:                                            146,383
  • Lung Disease:                                  160,201
  • Accidents:                                       169,936
  • Cancer:                                           599,108
  • Heart Disease:                                 647,457
  • Abortion:                                         862,320

So, we willingly kill about the same number of unborn babies as those who die of all other causes combine, excluding cancer and heart disease.