Ross Powell – Finally A President Who Gets It: Jobs Make America Great


Ross Powell is the founder of Survival 401k, a specialty financial services company that provides hard-asset based retirement account solutions and preparation recommendations. Please visit his website to explore the critical solutions that Ross offers. This article was originally published on US Daily Review: Finally A President Who Gets It: Jobs Make America Great


With the inauguration of Donald J. Trump swiftly approaching, our divided nation waits with great hope and expectation on one side and great rancor and trepidation on the other. Outbound Barack Obama has sought in his final stretch to define his legacy and to sabotage the incoming administration. One of the core planks of Obama’s stated legacy is the so called economic recovery from the financial crisis and Great Recession that began in 2008. The government measure of unemployment sits squarely below 5%, the claim of millions and millions of jobs have been created or saved resounds, and words of tremendous confidence, accomplishment, and congratulations echo through the Democratic offices and press conferences around the Beltway.

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The Night When No Man Can Work


I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
John 9:4

These are the words of Jesus Christ. Here Jesus first declares His imperative to perform the will of God the Father. The second statement, a future tense proclamation with prophetic undertones, is more challenging to understand. Interpretations of this night when no man can work are numerous and varied. I believe that this verse is multifaceted. The night could refer to the death of Jesus specifically, death in general, the new heavens and new earth where our work will cease, a time during the Great Tribulation where because of either Satan’s wrath or God’s wrath our work will not be possible, or even several among these and others not listed here. I don’t claim to offer a definitive interpretation of this verse, but I’d like to pose a question that the Holy Spirit has laid on my heart.

What if there is soon coming a time when the disruption of the global financial system leads to a general inability to work?

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I Have a Few Questions


Why do we typically make the insane assumption that we are always right?

How many times does a person or organization have to lie for you to no longer trust them?

What proportion of your opinions are robust to the sharpest level of criticism?

How many questions of substance do you ask yourself on a regular basis?

Why are we usually fully confident in our understanding of history?

When was the last time you fully researched an issue?

Who do you look to in order to define your worldview?

How much further advanced is technology than what is available to the consumer?

Why hasn’t physics been able to find a unified theory of gravity?

Why are we surprised at immorality when moral relativism is taught in schools?

At what point will people demand that crimes of corruption have consequences?

Why do we care about polls knowing that political statistics are universally manipulated?

How can unemployment be ~5% with ~100 million working age Americans not employed?

Why don’t all Western women’s rights activists call for reform in Islamic countries?

Have you heard of taqiyya?

Why don’t most Christians read the Bible?

What will happen to the unprepared and dependent in the event of a disaster?

Do you know how long you will live?

Do you know where you will spend eternity?

Do you know Jesus?

Does Jesus know you?