Ever tell a lie? If anyone answers no, then they’re a liar! My answer is yes, and I’ve told some duzzies! We all fall way short on that commandment.
There’s all kinds of lies. There is the little white lie. All folk tell those, even black folk. It’s not a racist thing either! Then there’s the half-truth. The other half is a lie or just plain BS. Petty falsehoods are called fibs.
Then there’s pulling one’s leg, just kidding or only joshing.
To tell a lie under oath is perjury!
A President was impeached for that.
His party’s Senators excused him!
The Ninth Commandment
Thou shalt not bare false (H8267) witness(H5707) against thy neighbor (H7453).
(Exdous 20:16 KJV)
*H8267 – שׁקר – sheqer sheh’-ker – From H8266; an untruth; by implication a sham (often adverbially) KJV Usage: without a cause, deceit (-ful), false (-hood, -ly), feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully.
>H8266 – שׁקר – shâqar – shaw-kar’ – A primitive root; to cheat, that is, be untrue (usually in words) KJV Usage: fail, deal falsely, lie.
*H5707 – עד – ‛êd – ayd – From H5749 contracted; concretely a witness; abstractly testimony; specifically a recorder, that is, prince. KJV Usage: witness.
>H5749 – עוּד – ‛ûd – ood – A primitive root; to duplicate or repeat; by implication to protest, testify (as by reiteration); intensively to encompass, restore (as a sort of reduplication) KJV Usage: admonish, charge, earnestly, lift up, protest, call (take) to record, relieve, rob, solemnly, stand upright, testify, give warning, (bear, call to, give, take to) witness.
*H7453 – ריע רע – rêa‛ rêya‛ – ray’-ah,ray’-ah – From H7462; an associate (more or less close) KJV Usage: brother, companion, fellow, friend, husband, lover, neighbour, X (an-) other.
>H7462 – רעה – râ‛âh – raw-aw’ – A primitive root; to tend a flock, that is, pasture it; intransitively to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension to associate with (as a friend) KJV Usage: X break, companion, keep company with, devour, eat up, evil entreat, feed, use as a friend, make friendship with, herdman, keep [sheep] (-er), pastor, + shearing house, shepherd, wander, waste.
Here’s a liar that’s no prince but generally rules. It may be his wife calling all the shoots! He often repeats himself and duplicates many untruths and falsehoods. He does it to all associates that did or did not vote for him. Often cheating and/or the misuse of office, he eats up the fat of the land and wastes a lot. And yes, he’s also been known to wander. He’s also taking the country to the shearing house.
One could walk to the moon on his nose!
His mouth is in constant fibulation!
From the article:
Spending decline attributed to end of COVID-19 handouts
Now it is the government’s own numbers that show Joe Biden is misleading the American public when he boasts that he made a huge reduction in the nation’s budget deficit.
Biden repeatedly has claimed he has reduced the budget deficit by a trillion dollars – more than anyone else ever.
But the truth is that much of that reduction came because the government’s COVID-19 spending programs expired and officials no longer were handing out cash to any willing recipient, and not because of anything Biden did.
Just the News reports that’s the conclusion from the Congressional Budget Office.
In fact, the report said the CBO assessment calls Biden’s claims “into question.”
It noted “Biden’s fiscal policy boasts” include that he reduced the deficit by “more than $1 trillion.”
“They’re gonna talk about big-spending Democrats again,” the president said of his political detractors, according to Just the News. “Guess what? I reduced the deficit last year $350 billion. This year, federal deficit is down $1 trillion-plus. That’s a fact. And there’s gonna be hundreds of billions reduced over the next decade.”
The report said while the deficit in 2021 was about $2.77 trillion and that was $1.38 trillion in 2022, Biden leaves out the critical fact that “the colossal 2021 total was bloated by a unique series of stimulus packages of unprecedented size passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”…
…The report noted, “At the time of his MLK Day speech, the national deficit stood at roughly $421 billion, according to the Treasury. That number, however, has since risen to more than $460 billion. That figure will likely continue to rise as the fiscal year progresses. The $460 billion figure reflects the deficit in the 2023 fiscal year to date, meaning that figure includes the period from October 2022 to the present. That $460 billion fiscal gap actually represents an increase of $201 billion over the deficit recorded during the same interval in FY 2022, according to Treasury.”
The CBO report also warned the national debt is on a pathway right now to reach $46 trillion by 2023, if the current laws including Biden’s agenda remain “unchanged.”
It’s way much more than just pulling our legs!
As of 7:00 PM 02/16/2023, the National debt was:
[46 Trillion – 31.56 Trillion = 14.44 Trillion]
Current tax revenue stands at little over 4.6 Trillion.
Current interest paid on unfunded debt stands at 3.68 Trillion.
Total debt to GDP ratio is currently at 133.95%!
The difference between revenue in and available revenue for spending is called a budget.
[4.6 Trillion – 3.68 Trillion = .92 Trillion or 92 Billion]
Over half that has gone to Ukraine’s war with Russia!
US military spending in Ukraine reached nearly $50 billion in 2022 – but no amount of money alone is enough to end the war
What’s in your wallet?
Will it be the same old song and dance?
KJV(i) 1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. 2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. 3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word. 4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. 5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. 7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merry hearted do sigh. 8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth. 9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it. 10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. 11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. 12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction. 13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done. 14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea. 15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously. 17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. 18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake. 19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. 20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. 22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. 23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
Come out of Babylon for her judgement is near!