GOP mantra: Just Wages are Entitlements

Having read a post by By CQ Staff on titled “GOP mantra: Entitlements” it got me thinking, what in the world have we come to when we classify a living wage as an entitlement? Really, the root cause of the many injustices we have within our system is based on the defrauding of the labor their wages. Ironically, those who want to limit the “Entitlement” programs due to the injustice of individuals having something they have not earned, do not lift a finger to raise the minimum wage to something that enables individuals who labor, the ability to sustain their-self, individually.

This is not a matter of dollars and cents but the true cost of living lawfully, independently, in the area you work.  We can not fix a dollar amount on a just living wage, it must be fixed to the actual cost of living. Those who refuse to legislate such measures are defrauding our countrymen of just wages.

After all, what is an entitlement but a right to benefits specified by law. But a wage is earned, and everyone who labors is entitled to the benefit of a just living wage.

So, you want to talk about limiting entitlement programs…let’s talk.

When base wages are pegged to the actual cost of living as part of a legislative package then consideration to limit or decrease entitlement programs will also be considered in part with that same package. But let’s get this straight, the ones bankrupting this nation are not the individuals receiving entitlements but the individuals who refuse to pay a just living wage.

Let us be Wise…

Then some of the people, the men and their wives, complained publicly about their Jewish relatives. Some of them said, “We have large families! We need some grain if we are going to eat and stay alive.” Others said, “We’ve had to mortgage our fields, our vineyards, and our homes in order to get some grain because of this famine.” Others said, “We’ve had to borrow money to pay the king’s taxes on our fields and vineyards. We have the same flesh and blood as our relatives. Our children are just like theirs. Yet, we have to force our sons and daughters to become slaves. Some of our daughters have already become slaves. But we can’t do anything else when our fields and vineyards belong to others.”  I became furious when I heard their complaint and what they had to say. After thinking it over, I confronted the nobles and the leaders. I told them, “You are charging interest on loans made to your own relatives.” I arranged for a large meeting to deal with them. Then I told them, “We have done our best to buy back our Jewish relatives who had been sold to other nations. Now you are selling your Jewish relatives so that we have to buy them back again!” They were unable to say anything.  I added, “What you’re doing is wrong. Shouldn’t you live in the fear of our God to keep our enemies from ridiculing us? Neh 5:1 -9

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I am a follower of The Way, holding to the doctrine of Jesus Christ the first born from among the dead, who lives and reigns forever more. Scripture is the basis of my beliefs which testify of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and confirmed in me by His Holy Spirit. The gift of eternal life is inclusive. Jesus shed his blood for all, He has purchased for each of us a resurrection from the dead unto judgment. His shed blood is our justice which satisfies our holy Creator blotting out our sins, making it possible for us to approach a holy, righteous God. In our approach to Him, we repent of our sin, we yield ourselves to His will, wanting to take on His very divine nature, desiring to be made new in His image and likeness thereby doing away with sin. It is through this faith in Him that we become children of God having received His Holy Spirit which does his commandments thereby entering eternal life and escaping the damnation of hell, the lake of fire to come. May we be blessed in the knowledge of Him. Kenneth S. Muratore Jr


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