These days I try not to be too political (especially as a pastor) because it can be so divisive and take people’s minds off of God’s Kingdom – which is what truly matters. However, I thought I’d jump in on this budget stuff and quote a little Ron Paul (the only politician I trust). If I offend you with these opinions, please let me know and let’s talk about it. I certainly didn’t mean to.
“One might think that the recent drama over the debt ceiling involved one side wanting to increase or maintain spending with the other side wanting to drastically cut spending, but that is far from the truth. In spite of the rhetoric being thrown around, the real debate is over how much government spending will increase. No plan under serious consideration cuts spending in the way you and I think about it. Instead, the cuts being discussed are illusory and are not cuts from current amounts being spent, but cuts in prospective spending increases. This is akin to a family saving $100,000 in expenses by deciding not to buy a Lamborghini and instead getting a fully loaded Mercedes when really their budget dictates that they need to stick with their perfectly serviceable Honda.”
– Ron Paul
You see the vast majority of Washington is ridiculous, and these debates are not Republican versus Democrat, but numbskull versus numbskull.