Monday, September 29, 2008

Have You Let Them Know How You Feel?

SHOULD CONGRESS BAILOUT WALL STREET TO HELP MAIN STREET? --- headline on the web site - September 29, 2008

They are poised to vote on the big "bailout" which involves 700 billion dollars. Lots and lots of discussion on this thing in private conversations plus all the media attention. What few people who may stumble on to these comments in this blog will have their thoughts on this.

The big question -- have you contacted your personal representatives in DC -- that is, the senators of your state and the representative of your congressional district?

Lately, I have heard a lot of complaining about the proposed bailout. How many have actually taken the time to phone or write a personal letter to those who will vote on this monster of a debacle?

And the question can be thrown back to the writer of this piece -- have you made contact with them? And the answer is "Yes!" -- surprise, just earlier at a little past 7 AM I talked with a staff member in Represenatative Murtha's office in Washington DC -- the fellow is on duty early this AM -- the senators will have to wait a bit -- their voice mail boxes are FULL! I wonder why!

A good source for running down the names, addresses, phone numbers and fax numbers is found at

The bailout will likely pass and the president will sign it. As noted in an earlier post on this subject, it is also likely that the CEO's and upper level management people who demonstrated such irresponsibility in this mess will still hold on to obscene salaries, perks and related benefits -- it will hardly amount to a slap on the wrist in terms of penalty! These scoundrels do have political connections and their contributions will not be forgotten!

But there has to be the maintaining of a vision which reaches far enough into the future to realize that it will not always be like this -- one of these days our Lord Jesus will return to this planet -- and it will be, as framed in the words of the famous Gomer Pyle, "Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!"

So hold on folks -- Jesus will write the last chapter in human history and for those who long for and pray for His soon return, it will be ecstasy indescribable! Even so, come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20).

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. --- Isaiah 9:6, 7

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