- Assuming I still have the freedom to speak and share my thoughts, here they are. You may disagree, and that’s your right as well.
I hope my speculation proves to be absolutely wrong, but…
- Vaccines are being pushed at the hardest pace yet, with virtually all popular media outlets acting as agents of propaganda. Trust me, vaccine passports are in this plan as more and more businesses and government agencies (at both the stated and federal level) are mandating vaccinations, or weekly testing; the latter will eventually end giving way to mandatory shots. So much for individual rights and American freedom.
- Vaccination cards are being required more and more.
- Politicians, government workers, and deep-state agents (unelected bureaucrats with massive amounts of power), and billionaire elites are waiting for the next lockdown to further unfurl their plan.
- Despite government figures, unemployment is at record levels effecting supply chains and inflation. Meantime would-be workers are enjoying their unearned income of as much as $3600 a month. Some amount of assistance is actually going to married couples with a commanded income of $170,000.
- The next lockdown will see more government handouts as as the country rushes toward Universal Basic Income (for all).
- Defiance will be punished with difficulty getting food, gas other necessary items. Bank accounts will be closed. Society will treat these as lepers.
- Families, and friends will be more contentious over these issues than they are today.
- As the next (man-made) round of virus hits, more of the elderly and those with existing medical issues (including obesity) will die. Eventually complications from the “vaccine” will begin to show widespread illness (and worse).
- The healthcare system will become overwhelmed. Insurance carriers will go bankrupt.
- The government will have then rollout Universal Healthcare.
- In time our dollar will collapse.
- China will then fulfill its goal of becoming the world’s dominate country by 2049.
universal basic income
Have you noticed all the people, particularly Millennials and Gen-Z’ers, buying six-dollar cafe lattes or enjoying sit-down or to-go food at decent restaurants in the middle of the day?
Have you noticed the many signs that have sprung up in front of stores and restaurants that read, “Help Wanted” or even, “Thank You to Our Employees”?
All of this is the result of countless could-be workers who are living off recently created federal government benefits, in some cases supplemented with state money, while either having moved back in with family or sharing a room in a house packed with friends.
Others live in tents or broken down RVs, using their free dough to buy booze and drugs.
In March, Biden signed the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021,” providing more cash and other benefits through September 6th.
And, in perfect Big Government form, the giveaways just got bigger.
The federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) kicked off its first monthly cash payments on July 15, as the IRS began disbursing checks to eligible families with children ages 17 or younger. This new enhanced credit cleverly uses the tax code to help low and moderate income families supposedly weather the ongoing challenges of the pandemic.
The IRS says it sent payments last Thursday totaling $15 billion. Almost 9 of 10 payments were sent via direct deposit.
This latest handout boosts the CTC from $2,000 to $3,600 for each child under 6, or $3,000 for children up to 17.
President Biden said, “This can be life-changing for so many families.”
Yeah, right. These Biden Bucks are hardly aimed at just the poor and needy.
To get the fully enhanced CTC, single taxpayers must earn less than $75,000 and joint filers must earn less than $150,000, with payments reduced by $50 for every $1,000 of income above those limits. The enhanced payments phase out for single taxpayers earning $95,000 and joint filers earning $170,000 — but most households earning above those limits will still qualify for the regular $2,000 per-child tax credit.
You read that right. A $150,000 joint income is eligible for full Biden Buck benefits, and an income of $170K gets partial government gravy. About 36 million households are in line to receive the payments each month until they end in December.
Oh, and about 42.3 million people are receiving food stamps—15 percent more than before COVID—and nearly 7 million fewer people are on payrolls today than prior to the virus.
Get ready for this gravy train to continue indefinitely. That’s what the Democrats do when in power.
This is how the left has kept people enslaved in inner city slums for decades, creating multi-generational welfare dependents. Free cash, free housing, free food, free cell phones and free transportation. Want more money? No worries, have more kids. There’s no incentive to get a job, therefore there’s no incentive to seek a better life. Instead this system of insanity perpetuates a grim future, not to mention an entitlement mentality.
But more importantly to the Democrat Party, it perpetuates reliable votes.
As the pockets of the worker are picked to pay for all of this the left smiles with delight. It’s all about equity.
Listen, I understand helping the poor and needy. I dedicated a big chunk of my life to help over 400 kids in the system get adopted. Heck, my wife and I adopted three children ourselves. And there are many of you reading this who have also rolled up your sleeves to help the less fortunate.
But these government welfare benefits have spun way out of control.
The world’s elite within the Word Economic Forum, among others, call this type of equity Universal Basic Income. Let me translate that for you: Universal Basic Poverty and Dependence.
Allow me boil the translation down further: Communism.
When people are dependent on their rulers for basic needs, like food, shelter and clothing, they’re much easier to control.
With so few people actually working, our supply chains are suffering greatly. Just look at the price of goods compared to a year ago at this time. A piece of 4×8 sheet of plywood at Home Depot now costs $80—more than double from before the coronavirus.
So, we now have a nation filled with an expanding crop of people who don’t want to work, supply chains that can’t keep up with demand, and surging prices for everything.
Perhaps what this country needs is to take advice from the Bible. Psalm 90:17 says, “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”
Read the article at World Net Daily
By now you’ve heard most of the current Democratic presidential candidates tout the need for Universal Basic Income (UBI). But is UBI in keeping with the Judeo-Christian values that have shaped the core foundation of this nation’s work ethic and economy?
And, is Universal Basic Income good for society?
According to a New York Times article, proponents of UBI believe that “as computers perform more of our work, we’d all be free to become artists, scholars, entrepreneurs or otherwise engage our passions in society no longer centered on the drudgery of daily labor.”
Sounds like paradise. Perhaps it’s no wonder that this socialist-aligned economic system resonates with so many Millennials. However, UBI should raise the eyebrows of those who value work as an inherent good, as the Bible does.
According to the Times article, one basic assumption of UBI is that some forms of work are beneath the dignity of humans. The writer, Farhad Manjoo, cites venture capitalist Albert Wegner:
I think it’s a bad use of a human to spend 20 years of their life driving a truck back and forth across the United States. That’s not what we aspire to do as humans—it’s a bad use of a human brain—and automation and basic income is a development that will free us to do lots of incredible things that are more aligned with what it means to be human.
This is pure hogwash.
God created us to find personal value in work, and such work is often done best when it aligns with our gifts, talents, and marketable skills.
It’s clear from the beginning of Genesis that humans are intended to work. Whether it is what is often referred to by theologians as the cultural mandate (Gen. 1:28) or the more specific command to tend the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:15), in the Biblical tradition work is inseparable from the human condition.
And then there is The Fall.
In reminding Adam and Eve how their sin distorted the moral order of creation, God cursed the ground making their daily work toilsome (Gen. 3:17-19). The very sweat of their brows provided a lesson: until the Lord returns, this world is not the way it was intended.
Therefore, driving a truck across the United States is not a waste of humanity. It may be, for that trucker, the best way to show love for others and contribute to a healthy economy.
Made In The Image Of God
Certain people are gifted with the ability to use their minds in amazing ways to serve others. Some of these are naturally inclined towards inventing, or programming, or music for example.
On the other hand, there are people made in the image of God whose vocational gifts tend toward manual labor and craftsmanship. And it is wrong to devalue those gifts in comparison to others.
So what if the world does become completely automated, as many of the politicians and thinkers contend?
The answer is not to encourage people to simply subsist on handouts. Instead, the marketplace and human capital will create opportunities for new vocational training (and retraining) and naturally encourage individuals coming into the workforce to diversify their skill set. When it comes to enriching our own coffers we humans inherently show our motivation to thrive, especially in a capitalistic system.
Engaging in meaningful work is part of participating in humanity and enhancing the world around us.
The Real Cost of UBI
Who pays for Universal Basic Income? The productive, working taxpayers, .
One obvious problem with UBI is that it will encourage slackers, just as government welfare currently does. Eventually such an economic system is fundamentally unsustainable.
Additionally, UBI encourages people not to find ways to add value to their communities. Work adds economic value, but it also adds a deep relational value that is difficult to replace.