Michigan’s Economy Isn’t Great For Everyone

If you listen to this week’s LOL podcast, I speak with Lou Glazer, who is the co-founder and President of Michigan Future, Inc.

We discussed a piece that he wrote for The Bridge Magazine, detailing how Michiganders are lagging behind the rest of the country in wages,per-capita income, higher education, and more.

He blames it on years of creating economic policies that have been proven to fail. Rather than shrinking government, or showering corporations with extra cash with the hopes it will bring job creation, Glazer argues that we’ve got to start investing in Michigan again.

That’s the only true way to fix the talent gap, and to not only attract new people to Michigan, but keeping Michiganders in Michigan!

I know, radical, huh?

Glazer:

…we need a new economic strategy in Michigan. One that starts with making raising household income for all the state’s economic mission. Income – not employment or growth – needs to become the focus of economic policymaking.

The first step though is to end the self-congratulations among far too many of Michigan’s political and business elites who think just because the unemployment rate is low and they and corporate Michigan are doing well that the Michigan economy is a roaring success.

It isn’t.

There’s so much to do to fix Michigan.

Unfortunately, one party in Michigan is interested in impeaching their political opponents because they couldn’t win at the polls.

-Pat

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  1. *I?m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that?s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  2. RFID says:

    How have you been?

    Please allow me to some very important news that’s been going throughout the internet regarding our future security.

    We’re on the horizon of a future of a one world cashless society where they will mandate us to receive an RFID microchip inserted in our body. This chip will store our personal information and we will lose much more of our privacy due to the tracking potential.

    Even bigger news, have you heard that this was all prophesied about 2000 years in the past by a major historical figure named Jesus? Hard to believe? Continue reading… This could be the most important article you will ever read.

    …”And he(the false prophet) makes everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark: the beast’s name or the number of its name.

    This calls for wisdom: Let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, because it is the number of a person. Its number is 666″ (Revelation 13:16-18 CSB)…

    Speaking on the last times, this can only be referring to a cashless society, which has yet to occur, but we are heading towards. Why? Why so? How come? Otherwise we could still buy or sell without taking the mark of the beast between each other if tangible currency was still in use. It logically deduces itself to this conclusion.

    The mark can’t be spiritual, because the word references two distinct physical spots. If it was to be spiritual, the text would only conclude one place.

    This is just the beginning. It is surprising how specific the word of God is in the matter of this RFID chip. Here are some notes from a guy named Carl Sanders who labored with a bunch of engineers to help advance the RFID microchip in the 90’s.

    Mr. Carl Sanders attended seventeen New World Order meetings with heads of state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss their agenda on how to bring forth this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to invent a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world-a microchip that would be inserted beneath the skin with a hypodermic needle(a quick, convenient procedure that would be gradually accepted by the nations).

    Mr. Sanders, with a group of engineers with him, with US grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this task and engineered a RFID microchip that’s powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable via the temperature fluctuations in our skin. Without the understanding of the holy Bible (Carl was not a believer at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient location to have the microchip placed under the skin.

    Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand(the two locations Revelation says the mark will go) aren’t just the most convenient spots, however are additionally the only viable places for fast, steady temperature fluctuations inside the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the dimensions of a grain of rice. It is capable of containing many pages of details about you. All of your basic records, work records, crime information, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.

    Carl Sanders believes that this RFID chip, which he remorsefully helped invent, is the “mark” spoke of in Revelation 13:16-18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which is defined as a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to notice that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the end part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick. Carl believes this is referring to using a hypodermic needle being poked into the human flesh to insert the RFID microchip.”

    Brother Sanders reached out to a doctor asking what would take place if the lithium contained inside the RFID microchip was exposed in the body. The physician responded by saying a horrible sore would show up in that spot. This is what the book of Revelation has to say:

    “And the first(angel) went, and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a noisome and grievous sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and that worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2 ASV).

    God’s word tells us we cannot buy or sell without having the mark of the beast, or the number of its name. The number being identified as 666. The scriptures tell us to count the number 666. How do we count 666?

    This is where it all tops off. Counting the number 666 has been long debated throughout centuries, but has now been made known in these final times by God. What you will read confirms itself with the holy scriptures the true interpretation to count six-six-six.

    Through God’s Holy word, God uses the number three for confirming things. Allow me to share some examples:

    “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

    “and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

    “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

    Now what is interesting is the the mark of the beast is explained in detail in 3 separate verses (Revelation 13:16,17,18), and each verse lists three different examples of the given subject. The final three being the number six being used 3 times in a row. Here is a key point to solving how to calculate the number 666.

    What does it mean to calculate? It means to add up. So how could we add up 666? Remember my earlier key point regarding God confirming in 3’s. So logically, what would be the best way to count the number 666? To count it equally in threes based off the number. It is not rational to count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also bring us back to the start. We cannot count it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60, because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666. The only reasonable explanation we are left with is 6+6+6=18. What is fascinating is that the verse that tells us to count the number itself is verse 18, being the third verse out of three verses that describe the mark. What is 18 divided by 3? 6. So 3×6=18, or 6+6+6=18.

    Another fascinating point is the only two other possible combinations (bringing a combined total of three possible combinations) for moving the plus symbol in between the 6’s are 66+6=72, and 6+66=72. Count up both 72’s together and you get 144. Why the number 144 is interesting is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in the Holy Bible where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

    “Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads…” (Revelation 14:1).

    If we add up all three numbers by counting 666 by moving the “+” symbol around in all 3 possible combinations, it would be 72+72+18=162. What is fascinating concerning the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name for Jesus in Greek gematria calculates to 888. The New Testament was written in Greek. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb being the Son of God, Jesus.

    Now what is interesting concerning the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply this same formula, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits:

    “Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads” (Revelation 4:2-4).

    Now if you take 8+8+8=24, and 8+88=96, and 88+8=96, you get 24+96+96=216. Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666. Bear in mind that this was the same formula to get the number 162 out of counting 666 that brought about the quantity 888 when dividing 144,000 by 162. It is perpetual.

    With making use of the same method of counting by adding the “+” symbol in between the numbers, why do all these numbers relate in such a manner?

    Yet another interesting point to note is that if you add up all of the numbers from 1 to 36, it totals 666. The number 36, as in three sixes? Could this be a hint that we must add up three sixes as opposed to perceiving the number as six-hundred sixty six?

    So what may this mean? Well we all know in this world we’re recognized by numbers in various forms. From our birth certificates to social security, as well as our drivers license, being recognized founded on a system of ruler ship. So it is conceivable that this RFID chip will contain a new identification that has a total of 18 characters.

    May this be the identification of the beast, the number of its name? The one-world beast system that’s identified by 18 characters? This may match the scriptures that speaks of a mark that we ought to have to buy or sell in our right-hand or forehead, and that it additionally includes the number of the beast, in the course of a future cashless money society.

    Go to: https://biblefreedom.com to see all the proof!

    God’s word warns us in the last days that a false prophet will stand up performing miracles to deceive many to receive this mark:

    “Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image” (Revelation 19:20).

    At all costs, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    We’re residing in very prophetic times with very important Biblical prophecies being fulfilled. When Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel on December 6th of ’17, this was a huge step to bring about the Third Temple foretold within the words of God.

    The scriptures alerts us that the Antichrist will seat himself in this temple:

    “…and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

    In the Islamic religion, there is a person called the Mahdi, referred to as their messiah who they’re eagerly waiting to be revealed. There are many testimonies from people on-line who consider this man shall be Barack Obama who may be the biblical Antichrist. I have had unusual dreams about Barack Obama. He got on stage proclaiming himself to be a Christian with no affiliation to the Muslim faith, however it was later revealed by his own family members that he certainly is a faithful Muslim.

    His actual birth name is said to be Barry Soetoro, and he had his name changed to Barack Obama. Why would he do this?

    Jesus says, “And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

    In Hebrew, the name “Barack” means “lighting”, and the usage of “Bama” (Strongs Hebrew phrase 1116) is used to refer to the “heights” of heaven.

    The day following the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the prevailing pick three lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s domestic state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama was a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    Regardless, whomsoever seats himself in the future Third Temple that is to be built in Jerusalem, declaring himself to be God IS THE ANTICHRIST. DO NOT BE DECEIVED.

    Why do we need Jesus Christ?

    “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 2:23).

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

    Our good works cannot save our souls from the wrong we’ve committed. If we step before a judge, being responsible for committing a crime, the judge won’t judge us by the good that we’ve done, rather the crimes we’ve committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this kind of moral justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

    God has introduced to us His moral law’s by means of the ten commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These legal guidelines were not given so we may be justified, however in order that we might see the need for a savior. They’re the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in each and every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we all know that it’s an act of evil to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, and son on.

    We can attempt to comply with all the ethical guidelines of the 10 commandments, but we’ll never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. The same word of the law given to Moses was brought forth as flesh over 2000 years ago inside the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by perfectly fulfilling the law, living a sinless life that solely God could accomplish.

    The distance between us and the law of God can in no way be reconciled by our own merit, however the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to seize hold of, by way of faith in Him, He’ll pull us up being the one to justify us. As inside the court of law, if someone steps in and pays your fine, even though you’re guilty, the judge can do what’s legal and just and allow you to go free. This is what Jesus did nearly 2000 years in the past on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood, with His last words being, “…It is finished!…” (John 19:30).

    So why did Jesus have to die for us?

    Due to the fact that God is Holy and just, the wrath that belongs to us could not be overlooked. Through the perfect righteousness and justice of God’s character, it ought to be dealt with, it must be quenched and satisfied.

    For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). That is why in Isaiah chapter 53, the place it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it satisfied God to crush His only begotten Son.

    This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. For if it was poured out upon us who have earned it, we would all perish and go to hell. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son who’s soul could not be left in Hades, however was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.

    Now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer see’s the individual who deserves His wrath, but now the glorious image of His perfect Son living in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a means of escape from the curse of death.

    Now what we ought to do is turn from our sins and believe in the saviour, confessing and turning from our sins. That is not just a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, howeverrather receiving His words, taking them to heart. In which we no longer live to practice sin, but turn from our sins and practice righteousness:

    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

    By doing so we will become transformed into the image of God through faith in His Son Christ Jesus Who is inclined to offer the Holy Spirit to those that ask of Him:

    “Most assuredly, I(Jesus) say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:5-6).

    “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His” (Romans 8:9).

    Now what are you waiting for? Our heavenly Father only desires the best for us, restoring every little thing this world has stolen from us. This is what it means to be “holy”. To be made whole.

    He is ready to hear from you. That God given tongue to speak language, by using faith, pray to Him, ask Him to forgive you by confessing to Him your sins and be willing to forsake them; that you receive the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross, and that you want His Holy Spirit residing inside you reworking you into a child of God.

    Jesus says, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him(the Holy Spirit) will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

    Did you realize that Jesus spoke more about hell than anybody else in God’s holy word, even more than He spoke about heaven?! For this very reason He was brought forth to die for us, to rescue us from this place that we deserve.

    He describes hell as a real place where,

    “Their worm does not die
    And the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44).

    And where,

    “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth…” (Luke 13:28).

    Jesus tells us who to fear,

    “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

    “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’

    Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’

    And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8).

    Out of all the world religions, how can we be sure the Bible got it right? The scientific facts has established and continues to support that the universe once had a starting point in which space, time and matter had been created. Many know this as the big bang.

    “The non-biblical religions tell us that god or god’s create within space and time that eternally exist. The Bible stands alone and says that time and space don’t exist until God creates the universe.” – Astronomer(Phd) Hugh Ross

    The Bible not only got it all right that space, time and matter all came into existence at the start of the universe, it also states in 7 different places that the universe is is continuing to expand 1000’s of years earlier than scientists discovered these things.

    Did you already know that the actual Noah’s Ark was discovered where God’s word informed us it’d be with the correct dimensions? As well as proof for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the Exodus account of the Red Sea crossing?

    The Bible is by far the most translated and studied book in the history of the world, full of predictive prophecies, matching what we discover inside the book of nature. Would not you assume God’s word to be so?

    This info and much more can all be found right here: https://biblefreedom.com

    God is calling you!

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