As of today (April 8), this is the national debt. I can't even fathom the number. It amounts to $41,524.26 per person. The latter number (41K) I can fathom. This is your share and mine . . . as of today. Remember, the meter is still running. The politicians are still spending.
As a sobering news article points out, the share of the debt per household amounts to $72,000 this year, and will rise to $170,000 per household by 2020 (Click here).
Most Christians agree that any federal mandate requiring tax-payer funding for abortion is a moral outrage. It is pretty clear to me that making someone who is opposed to the procedure as a matter of conscience, provide insurance for someone else to have the procedure, is flat-out immoral.
But the national debt is a moral issue as well. We are spending money we don't have, which means we'll have to either print it, or borrow it, or raises taxes to unsustainable levels, because we refuse to live within our national means. This debt will dramatically impact the lives of our children and our children's children.
When I read through Revelation 17-18, I am reminded how similar modern America is to ancient Rome. Rome, if you recall, was too big to fail. I guess Alaric didn't think that was true. We too had better not believe that nonsense.
We keep spending like this, it is only a matter of time.