There’s a television advertisement here in America that shows a dog worrying about his bone. He’s so worried that he can’t sleep. He tries burying it in the backyard, but still worries. Then he takes it to the bank to a safety deposit box and still can’t sleep. He takes it home and gets insurance, then he can stop worrying. Its a picture of what we do!
The most difficult thing in the world is to not worry. Even well known Christians, in their desire to “teach” us what is to come, tend to cause the vast majority to worry. They go over and over again on the negative things until our faith is shaken rather than helped. We watch the evening news and for many, it causes anxiety. Some people have literally stopped watching the news or praying for others because the needs overwhelm them. Here is your word for the day: Let Jesus carry things–don’t worry! He is your insurance policy!
Having a light heart in the midst of whatever happens can only happen when we pray out of trust and faith instead of fear and worry. Here is the point:: does God hear us when we pray? Does He answer? If He hears us, then He answers, because it is who He is–He lives in us! He can’t ignore us because He loves us. He lives here–we’re His house! Of course He wants us to be a place of peace and safety.
If we truly believe in and have a relationship with Jesus, then we know that He listens even when we can’t speak. He knows that our future is good, even when the world is smothered in deep darkness (Isaiah 60). Even when circumstances surround us that seem hopeless, there is no greater Helper than God. All things work together for good for us (Romans 8:28).
If we know that God is listening, if we believe that He hears, then we have no reason to worry. We can move forward with joy because we know the Kind of kings personally, and He’s made the way for us. Even crucifixion, which looked like a disaster, was a triumph for us all. We are destined for victory, no matter what it looks like in the natural.
The difference between the ethics from private sector employment and public sector employment are vast. While researching information in this regard, factors took me in an additional direction. We therefore have two important items to address in this article. This Has to do with Health Care especially in light of the “Affordable Health Care Art.” The second took me to the beginning of the 20th Century for a solid look at available data regarding the individuals our Presidents’ had as advisors and what their histories were. Needless to say I was intrigues and then astounded by the information discovered. They saying is true . . . . “Those who do not LEARN from HISTORY are destined to repeat it.”
I. HEALTH CARE
A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.
Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in “excellent health”:
And now for the last statistic:
National Health Insurance (NHI)
Check this last set of statistics!!
II. POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORS
The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is; a real-life business, not a government job. Here are the percentages.
26. Roosevelt 38%
27. Taft 40%
28. Wilson 52%
29. Harding 49%
30. Coolidge 48%
31. Hoover 42%
32. F. Roosevelt 50%
33. Truman 50%
34. Eisenhower 57%
35. Kennedy 30%
36. L. B. Johnson 47%
37. Nixon 53%
38. Ford 42%
39. Carter 32%
40. Reagan 56%
41. G.H.W. Bush 51%
42. Clinton 39%
43. G.W. Bush 55%
44. Obama 8%
This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: Only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!
That’s right! Only eight percent—the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business?
How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They’ve spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.”
They should have been in an employment line.