Archive for July 2009
Ron Jennings, a successful Money for Life Guide in West Chester, Ohio, emailed this Adrian Rogers quote. While you are reading it, reflect on the policies and practices of the federal government during the Great Depression.
“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”– Adrian Rogers, 1931 – 2005
The most prosperous decades in American history for the common citizen occurred in the late 20th century when the Federal Government reversed the policies of the Great Depression and reduced its meddling in the personal economics of the American family.
Unfortunately, those also turned into the decades of the greatest financial frauds in American history. Not the least among these frauds (but the least recognized and reported) are the pork-barrel projects of the power and money hungry Dolts in DC.
The problem we Americans face today is that our personal economies are being attacked by the cons in Congress and White House Wonks. Their attack is based on the false premise that Adrian Rogers stated so clearly just a few years ago (above). The saddest aspect of the current attempt to reduce the individual liberties of every American by a small majority of committed liberals is that it failed in the 1930s and it won’t work today. Moreover, the elitists in Congress are unwilling to apply to themselves the same standards they want to apply to unsuspecting Americans – that includes you and me.
The greatest attack on your personal economy comes from the proposed National Health Insurance plan. The simple reality is that the “plan” is more complex and convoluted than even Medicare and Medicaid – both of which are riddled with fraud and neither of which has reached a level of fiscal discipline needed to become a model for all of America.
Even worse, the “plan” favors big unions, big business, big government, and big bureaucracies at the expense of everyday citizens and small and micro businesses like the Avon lady, the child care center, the local independent insurance rep, small manufacturers and distributors, the local plumber, electrician, and heating contractor, and too many others to mention.
The greatest fraud, however, is that there is not a single congressperson that has read and evaluatedthe several 1,000+ page bills that are being bandied about the halls of the Capitol; nor will they. They plan to lift our liberties right out of our pockets and they don’t care enough to know all the details.
By Jeffrey Reeves, MA