If “School House Rock” Explained The Economy To Us, We’d Understand The Problem

When i was a kid, School House Rock played a huge part of my edjamacation…. I mean education. Well, no ones perfect, right. I learned through song about government, “I’m just a bill up on Capital Hill.” I learned about adverbs and conjunctions: “Allie Allie Allie, get your adverbs here” and “Conjunction junction, what’s your function.” Yes, humor and animation can make learning fun. So how would you take serious issues like money, spending, and liberty and put them to song? The Bible teaches us that overspending and excessive borrowing will create pressure in our lives and relationships and ultimately rob us of internal and external freedom. Uncontrolled debt and continual overspending are harsh and cruel masters; as the Bible says, “The borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7). Continually spending more than you have or taking on too much debt is often a sign of something deeper: greed. The Bible says greed is a sin, and it inevitably causes problems and conflicts: “A greedy man brings trouble to his family” (Proverbs 15:27).


Here’s comedian Tim Hawkins take on our national problem with overspending:

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The problem of inflation. Have you noticed the bags of chips are getting smaller for the same price at the grocery store? Have you noticed you get less toilet paper sheets per roll than you used to -for the same price? That’s inflation. Your dollars are worth less because the federal reserve keeps printing money making your dollars worth less. It’s a real problem and explains the budget breaking patterns at the gas pump and shopping cart. Here’s a Christian “School House Rock” explaining the problem:


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posted July 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I was very disappointed in the first video, so much that I didn’t bother to watch the second one. It didn’t speak to the topic I was led to believe it would, all it did was tritely bash the federal government. I’m sure it would receive high marks on FOX propaganda network. In fact, the 3 “examples” pointed out on the chalkboard happen to be FOX pet peeves.

Does something have to be done about the current budget situation and the national deficit? Absolutely! Does this video help move the discussion forward? Not for me.

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