Stand Steady & Stay Strong: Thumbs Up to Republicans On Debt Ceiling

We're out of money, Family. What should we cut?

We spend most of our time criticizing those we have chosen to serve us:  namely, our politicians.  But I have to give it to the House & Senate Republicans.  They are sticking to their guns.  I love it.  Tim Geithner, the guy who couldn’t manage to pay his own taxes, along with Obama & other Democratic cronies are all painting a picture of Dante’s Hell should America not raise our debt ceiling.

Now, I want you to imagine sitting with your family around the dinner table.  If you are young, imagine sitting at your parents table.  Now, imagine your father or mother lost their job & the money is tight.  Imagine your parents (or you talking to your kids) and letting them know about the current cash crunch.  Your family had overspent for years.  You had bills out the butt.  You have three dogs who need shots, food & stuff.  You have a big, giant house you bought on two incomes.  The kids are reaching college age and university rates are skyrocketing.  You bought three large Suburbans and a Mercedes Benz- they are all sitting on your driveway next to your 4 car garage.

Imagine listing the debts.  Imagine spelling it out.  Imagine the appalled silence that would descend upon the table.

Now.

Imagine one child screaming, “Dad!  Mom!  Can’t you just get ANOTHER credit card!  I NEED a new bike! I’ll DIE if I don’t get one!

Imagine the other child screaming, “I better get a job to help out!  We better start selling stuff!  Let’s get a smaller place and find the dogs good homes on farms!”

Gosh.  Which kid would you be more proud of?  Which kid would you want to be?  The spoiled first one, or the wise and reasonable second one?

Thumbs Up For Republicans

I must admit I am surprised, pleasantly so, that the Republicans aren’t caving.  Perhaps they do have some backbone.  Just in case, though, we need to send an, ‘Atta boy’ to our representatives.  It might help them retain it.   Just a phone call or an email- or just a Twitter.  They are human too and if we stand behind them on this, they will gain strength.  Let’s take the moment now.  Personally, I’m sending a Twitter!

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  1. ——————————————————————————–
    Hey Shortie:
    I have given you scriptural reasons why you should not be defeated here. You need to go up against that spawn of Satan in the Senate. You need to develop the courage of Daniel in the lion’s den. You need to renounce Satan and submit yourself for the fight.

    Blessings on you and yours
    John

    31What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. 35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    36Just as it is written,
    “FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG;
    WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED.”

    37But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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