Politicians also need to acknowledge that our debt is unsustainable. For decades our government has been spending and promising far more than it collects in taxes. But the problem is not that the people are not taxed enough. The government has managed to run up $61.6 trillion in unfunded liabilities, which works out to $528,000 per household. A tax policy that would aim to extract even half that amount of money from American families would be unimaginably draconian, and not unlike attempting to squeeze blood from a turnip. This is, unequivocally, a spending problem brought about by a dramatically inflated view of the proper role of government in a free society.
If grace is truly a FREE GIFT, and if no one is DESERVING of it by anything they have done, then why would I qualify to receive it and not someone else—especially someone who never had the chance to even hear about Jesus in this lifetime? How can grace be FREE for some, and UNAFFORDABLE for others?