President Obama has extended unemployment benefits to 99 weeks for many of these people—almost two years—so they have plenty of time to find a job. Yes, they have ample time to find work, but the problem is, while they are out of the workforce businesses and those in the workforce are quickly gaining new skills and bettering today’s technology.
Senator John Thune (R-SD) said President Obama’s “debt plan” isn’t going anywhere on Capitol Hill, since even Democrats think it stinks. Obama’s “plan” involves $1.5 trillion tax increase “debt plan” to decrease the debt by $3 trillion over 10 years (while we rack up another $3 trillion in debt in just two years).
It’s becoming very hard to tell the jokes and crazy made-up stories from the real news these days. Who would have thought we would see the day in America when flat bedsheets and Bible studies would be criminal. The California legislature has broken out of the sane barrier and rushed into the lunatic wilderness.
Does theology matter? It does when you consider that poor theology leads to a less than adequate understanding of what it means to be Christian, which in turns leads to a less than adequate witness of the gospel. In J. I. Packer’s 1973 classic Knowing God, he points out that “ignorance of God—ignorance both of his ways and of the practice of communion with him—lies at the root of much of the church’s weakness today.” The ignorance to which Packer refers is first and foremost theological.