Obama signs debt-increasing budget deal

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In an expected move, US President Barack Obama signed a debt-increasing budget:

December 26, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Obama has signed the bipartisan budget agreement negotiated by Congress earlier this month.Obama signed the bill Thursday while on vacation with his family in Hawaii.The budget gives Washington a two-year reprieve from the budget wars that halted federal operations for 16 days in October.The Republican-controlled House has quarreled with Obama, a Democrat, over his spending proposals.

The new pact will ease some of the budget-cutting that Congress earlier agreed to, and will trim $23 billion from the country’s $17 trillion debt over the next decade.

But budget negotiators again avoided dealing with other contentious financial issues, including an overhaul of the country’s complex tax code and the burgeoning growth in spending for health care and pensions for older Americans.  http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-signs-bipartisan-budget-deal/1818246.html

December 26, 2013

President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited budget agreement and a major defense spending bill into law on Thursday while vacationing in Hawaii.

“All told, it’s a good first step away from the shortsighted, crisis-driven decision-making that has only served to act as a drag on our economy,” the president said of the measure at the time of its passage.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., thanks Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for coming to an agreement on a budget.

The budget agreement raises spending slightly above current levels through a combination of reforms and new, non-tax revenue. It leaves the larger issues of taxes and entitlement reforms untouched, but represents a breakthrough in restoring continuity to government funding…

There’s more work to be done, though, on fiscal matters: the budget legislation only sets the levels at which spending will sit. Appropriators will have to quibble over the details of how to spend the allotted money. Congress must also wrestle with raising the debt ceiling again, the deadline for which is in mid-February.

Obama also signed into law the defense authorization legislation for next year, a major spending bill that sets military spending and policy for the next year.  http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/26/22060687-obama-signs-budget-agreement

Having a nationally-agreed to budget should be a positive development.  However, it is somewhat of an unfunded budget that requires that the federal government of the USA will have to borrow more.  This budget deal simply ‘kicks the can’ down the road–as opposed to actually trying to build a debt-free economy.  Of course, this budget had support from both Democrats and Republicans, so is not entirely a Barack Obama matter–many leaders in the USA support continued debt increases.  Many in the USA and outside of it do not seem to realize that the economy of USA has been subsidized for many years by foreigners.  The USA cannot live within its means and at some point in time, this will end (cf. Habakkuk 2:6-8).

Barack Obama, himself, once stated that these type of deficits are unsustainable, yet this budget perpetuates the unsustainable idea of increasing debt.

Quantitative easing from the US Federal Reserve and federal spending-related debt increases are a form of “dishonest profits” that the U.S.A. is improperly reaping because of its position in the world, but that is not good, and will not last indefinitely:

13 “Behold, therefore, I beat My fists at the dishonest profit which you have made, and at the bloodshed which has been in your midst. 14 Can your heart endure, or can your hands remain strong, in the days when I shall deal with you? I, the Lord, have spoken, and will do it. 15 I will scatter you among the nations, disperse you throughout the countries, and remove your filthiness completely from you. 16 You shall defile yourself in the sight of the nations; then you shall know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 22:13-16)

US debt, combined with programs such as the Federal Reserves’ quantitative easing, are sending signals to the rest of the world that the US dollar needs to be replaced as the world’s primary reserve currency.

Without national repentance the USA is doomed–this budget does not change that.  Another item to consider is that a judge declared homosexual marriage essentially legal in the State of Utah several days ago–and although this outraged many in Utah, other judges, directly and indirectly, are trying to enforce this.  Notice also the following:

December 26, 2013

Gay people are getting married in one of America’s most socially-conservative states, after a federal judge ruled Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Last week’s decision in Utah capped a string of legal and political victories for gay rights across the nation in 2013, with more battles expected in the year to come.

2013 saw a doubling to 18 of the number of U.S. states where same-sex marriage is legal, as well as a Supreme Court decision requiring the federal government to recognize gay unions. http://www.voanews.com/content/further-battles-on-same-sex-marriage-expected-in-2014/1818042.html

Although some in Utah are trying to reverse the decision, the moral direction from many leaders in the USA is disturbing and will not end well (cf. Romans 1:18-32).

Since the USA seems to be going more into sin nationally, that type of national repentance seems unlikely. Yet, personal repentance is still possible. Do you see the winds of change in the USA and elsewhere?

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Will the Anglo-Saxon 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?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon 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 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?
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?
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
When You Sin: Do You Really Repent? This is an article by Charles F. Hunting.
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children.  What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on?  There is also a YouTube video on this, titled Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children.
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?  Can homosexuals change?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2021 or 20xx? There is also a video titled The 6000 Year Plan: Is the end of humanity’s reign almost up?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language video The Great Tribulation Will Not Begin Before 2017.
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Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
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