The national economy is a scam. At one time a man could graduate high school and land a job which could support a home, wife, and 2.5 kids. It’s not that way anymore many families working full time are eligible for “entitlements” which the term is often misused. Unless we suggest only the lucky ones with more wealth have the privilege of having a family. many have a misconception that receiving state supplements to survive is something that is desired. Nobody wants to live on welfare, but we must also realize the government does not care; in fact longs for a welfare state. Food, housing, and financial supplements serve to allow the what I call modern slaves of society to have families, preventing a desire from becomeing entrepreneurs or gaining greater heights, that said is financial success really what we as Christians should be concerned with? Let’s not forget we pay our tithe to the state as Isreal of old in order to fund social welfare programs to help those in our Lords image. The church does its part but cannot match the government’s provisions. While it is appealing to think of the church being the center of social well fare it is not equipped, nor I believe the thousands of denominational differences between us could allow for such to take place. Also I do not believe a theocracy on this earth is the way towards true Kingdom living. People have lost hope in the “American dream” it is a fantasy which few find and when they do become angry they fill the grocery cart of the less fortunate and then claim Christian values. If we truly took the parable of the Good Samaritan to heart we would not complain but be happy to help supplement our brother who lives in worse conditions, works crap jobs, to serve those who have more. And we somehow think that they think they are taking “our” money? Should a man rob God? The famous line used in churches to create guilt for the offering plate. Then we turn our nose at the poor. Nobody thinks they are entitled, people are born to survive and will do so however they can. However they find opportunity. Not alot of opportunity going around at the moment, but follow the money. Corporations are overseas, and only those in which it makes sense to stay here do so and are forced to pay a living wage. See we blame the youth, it’s not the youth it is what the youth have been born into. I argue not that they have not been born into a state of entitlements, but a state of Greed. Yet are we supposed to praise these Wallstreet banksters who trade money like a commodity and think they are blessed by God because they have wealth? Wealth and earthly luxurious do not equal to Godly blessings. The begger Lazarus can show us this. Yet we mock the begger while we tear down barns to build bigger ones. Yes our Lord was truly correct the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.