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Forgive us Father…

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2009 at 10:28 am

for clearly we do not know what we are doing….

Every year the US government provides $16.5 Billion dollars to states to fund the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or TANF. This is the closest thing we have in the US to welfare. It provides the most disadvantaged families with either subsidized work, emergency cash assistance, subsidized child care, job training, cash assistance, or some combination of these services and other more specialized services. Politicians and citizens alike complain about these people being lazy. They complain that they should pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Sadly that is extremely hard to do that on welfare. So the next time you here someone talk about how these people are getting a free ride…inform them that in VA that free ride for a family of three is $429 dollars a month. Try finding just one person who can survive on that for a month. Either way $16.5 billion for the millions of people in the US who live in poverty…many in extreme poverty.

Meanwhile last week Congress passed a war spending bill of $106 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Priorities.

Death over life.

Greed over generosity.

Fear over faith.

The sword over the cross.

“Any nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense (or outright aggression) than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom”. – MLK

We are there and Father we need your help and forgiveness for we do not know what we are doing.

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