Houston we have a problem.

The U.S. deficit for February alone was $223 billion dollars.  Is anyone awake?

To put that into perspective, McDonalds – which has over 33,000 stores worldwide – earns $24 billion in revenue each year.  The company’s 400,000 employees would have to work for ten years just to pay off the debt we racked up in one month.  And that doesn’t even include the interest.

Margaret Thatcher famously said that the problem with socialism is sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.  It would be one thing to acknowledge that we are broke and let the gears of the federal government grind to a merciful halt.  It is quite another to keep shoveling debt onto the backs of our children, securing the curse of bondage for our posterity.

I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.  Ezekiel 22:30 (NLT)

We clearly have a problem.  But our $223 billion gap is not a deficit of dollars.  We have allowed the wall that has guarded us in the past to collapse.  Don’t believe those who tell you we have to focus on fiscal matters and let social issues take the back seat for now.

They are not just wrong.  They are exactly wrong.


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