Obama, McConnell, and the next budget crisis


The US President Barack Obama (Democrat) and the US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican) made the news for statements that some believe are preludes to how both the Democrats and Republicans plan to handle the next scheduled budget crisis:

July 25, 2013

To the public, Mr. Obama relayed his long-term vision for economic growth. To Congress, he issued a challenge: “Stop taking meaningless repeal votes and share your ideas with the country,” he said. “Repealing Obamacare and cutting spending is not an economic plan.”

In fact, rolling back the president’s health care law and continuing to cut spending are two major elements of the Republican agenda, and they have shown no signs of backing down. The president’s economic speeches – which wrap up Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla. – do not appear to be changing that dynamic.

On the Senate floor…Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., slammed the president…”Give me a break. There is a real philosophical debate going on in our country, but it’s not anything like how he imagines it,” McConnell said. “I’d say it’s more of a debate between those who believe in a government that’s smarter and more efficient, and some who just seem to believe in government, against all the evidence, between those who draw the obvious lessons from human tragedies in places like Greece and Detroit, and some who just can’t face up to the logical endpoints of their own ideology – who can’t accept the terrible pain their own ideas inevitably inflict on the weakest in society.”

The opposing philosophies driving Democrats and Republicans will come crashing together this fall, when Congress is forced to extend funding for the federal government and increase the nation’s borrowing authority – two congressional obligations that in recent years have led to bitter political showdowns. The debate over government funding is exacerbated this fall by the fact that Washington has yet to find a way to “replace” the universally-despised sequestration budget cuts that are set to slash more than $1 trillion over a decade. On top of all that, open enrollment for the Obamacare health care exchanges is set to start this fall, and funding for the new law at this critical juncture gives the GOP one more point of leverage.  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57595395/as-obama-talks-washington-barrels-toward-budget-showdown/

Obama accused opposition Republicans in Congress of blocking his economic plans for political reasons.
“But with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.  And I am here to say this needs to stop. This needs to stop,” he said…
Polls show Americans are worried about the sluggish economy.
Steve Bell heads economic studies at Washington’s Bipartisan Policy Center. “By about a two-to-one margin, Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction, it has gotten off track.  It has been that way now for about six or seven years,” he said.
Bell says Americans can see that the slow economic recovery is not reaching the working class. “Bit by bit, Americans feel in their, you know, feel in their bones when things in their community are not going right,” he said.  But, he says, the president’s economic proposals face as much Republican opposition as ever.
Before Obama delivered his speech, the top Senate Republican, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, dismissed it. “It’s just such a colossal waste of time and energy – resources that would be better spent actually working with both parties in Congress to grow the economy and create jobs,” he said.
Despite the opposition, the president hopes to increase public pressure on Congress to avoid showdowns over taxes and spending in the coming months.  http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-puts-economic-focus-on-middle-class/1709304.html

So, it seems that many in the country are concerned about the economy, and the political leaders in Washington are have what appears to be a scheduled ‘budget crisis’ coming up.  Technically, only a need for a budget is scheduled, but more of a crisis is expected.

Furthermore, to actually resolve the problems and actually have a real balanced budget (one where the revenues do not exceed the expected federal expenditures) is virtually impossible.

This will mean addition US debt.  Ultimately, this will cause a more severe crisis.

Notice that the Bible teaches the following about leaders, debt, and end time destruction:

12…Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.” (Isaiah 3:12)

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed (Isaiah 9:16).

3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry…5 Indeed, because he transgresses by wine, He is a proud man… 6 “Will not all these take up a proverb against him, And a taunting riddle against him, and say, ‘Woe to him who increases What is not his–how long? And to him who loads himself with many pledges’? 7 Will not your creditors rise up suddenly? Will they not awaken who oppress you? And you will become their booty. 8 Because you have plundered many nations, All the remnant of the people shall plunder you (Habakkuk 2:3,5,6-8).

The above prophecy will be fulfilled at the time of the end (cf. “The message was true, but the appointed time was long…in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come,” Daniel 10:1,14).  The nation with the greatest debt of all time is the United States of America, and on a per capita basis one of the top ones may be the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the the United States and its Anglo-allies that have loaded pledges of debt in these end times that they really do not expect to pay back.

Now, the real cause of all of this overspending is sin. The USA has moved away from traditional marriage, expanded homosexual “rights,” increased its tolerance for pornography, exports entertainment with lower and lower standards, has violence in the land, encourages/engages in violence elsewhere, seeks to expand abortion, does not truly value truth, and basically is turning further and further away from biblical morality.

And while this is true for some other lands as well, the USA, with its earlier respect for certain Judeo-Christian values should know better. The New Testament clearly teaches:

48 For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required (Luke 12:48).

The U.S.A. and its Anglo-allies have been given much. The three “most sinful nations” according to a 2010 BBC report based on the classic ‘seven deadly sins’—lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride’— were Australia, the United States, and Canada (‘The Most Sinful Nation on Earth,’ February 2010, p. 30). The United Kingdom was 6th on that list. And while one can argue if other nations should be ahead of them on a sin-list, the reality is that the Anglo-nations promote a lot of sin. And they accept more and more sin.

Despite its military strength (which is getting affected by the debt situation as well as homosexuality, etc.), destruction is coming to the USA (Daniel 11:39).  While the return of Jesus and the establishment of His Kingdom will reverse these and other problems, it is fairly clear that USA politicians will not.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

The Debt Crisis Will Be Worse Than Most Imagine What are the ramifications of the various debt crisis issues facing the United States of America. What does the Bible warn about related to an end-time power that is greatly in debt? What does the Bible reveal that most news commentators do not? How will the debt crisis really end?  This is a video.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves?
Canada in Prophecy: What Does Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada? There are prophecies that suggest involvement with Canada. And many are not positive about its future.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God? Some may also, or instead, wish to view the YouTube video Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt.
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? There is also a YouTube video of related interest titled Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children.
Pornography: A scourge on society Is pornography harmless fun? Does the Bible teach anything about it? What are the views of some involved with it?
British and American Moral Decay Public nudity is becoming more prevalent in the Anglo-lands. What are some of the consequences?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Just What Do You Mean the Kingdom of God? A booklet that was written by Herbert Armstrong answers questions about the Kingdom.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic, Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition.

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