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February 22, 2009


Faultline USA

Very, very well-said. I hope you are right that we Americans won't continue to stand by and watch our rights be taken away!!!


And Mr and Mrs Indebt will now get a free home curtesy of Obama.

It isn't fair!

Grouch at Right Truth

Well, I know who the Nodebts are but who are the Indebts?


Disclaimer: Mr. Indebt and his wife are composite characters, they do not represent any one real person or couple. But if you see yourself here, perhaps you need to do some personal reflection.

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Steve Nesich

A commentator---whose name escapes me at the moment---said that the recent bailouts aren't about justice but survival. Like it or not, our "private economies" are interwoven with everyone else's. If our biggest financial institutions go down, we're all going to go down as well.

Am I angry that our money is being used to bail our irresponsible people who took insane risks? Absolutely. But I'm not asking my political leaders to make a moral judgment here---I'm asking them to do what's effective.

We live in the messy, contradictory real world, not the ideal one we might all imagine. And our economic fates are largely tied together, unfortunately or otherwise.


Steve Nesich: Yes, unfortunately you make a good point. I just pray that somehow we will get through this and come out smarter on the other side.


Grouch at Right Truth

I'm sure glad Mrs. Nodebt loves living on the river with Mr. Nodebt.


Exactly. I have waited 10 years, saving every penny I could by not going shopping (no new clothes), not eating out (too much), never going to the movies, etc. All so I could catch the downturn on the housing market. Yup, what goes up must come down.

When Pres. GWB stepped in, he made a helluva mistake. He put a stake not through the heart of those who deserved it, but it went through me. I'll be 50 this year. I have no more dream than to live in my home. Tell me, how now? That's why I'm not writing about it. It's too personal. I want to cry. I actually saved pennies. I would have my change put into coins so I wouldn't spend it. Let me shut up...after all, isn't that what they expect us to do? Maybe I'll go talk about race...that Jeff Gordon is pretty hot on the road!


how appropriate, debbie. we spent a goodly portion of the past ten years getting OUT of debt and decided to buy a new car almost two years ago and are refinancing this house, but we're not debt hounds - i can live without both to go back to my mountain any old time!

here's a good one on understanding the stimulus:



I often cite Romans 13 (and other passages) to fellow Christians who act as though they believe themselves to be above the law ("What? Speed limit? I can drive safely 10-20-30 miles/hour faster than that!" etc.):

Romans 13:1-4 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil."

But what if the civil government instead punishes those who do good and rewards those who do evil? Are we then to obey laws that punish good and reward evil? Are we to give respect to rulers who use the law to oppress common folks seeking to do good and reward fat cats and lazy dogs who do evil?

The Founders thought not. See the "long train of abuses" in the Declaration of Independence and compare it to today. Striking similarities.

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