Welfare Pension Schemes
The Inheritance of the Children
Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.
The official intent of this welfare system is to fund the golden years after one has discontinued working. This is done by appropriating money from the younger generation and bestowing it on the older. But this is yoking the succeeding generation with debt to the first. Note that this is the opposite of the "good man" described above, leaving a treasure to his children's children. Welfare policy is extremely selfish and short-sighted.
Withholding the Wages
Leviticus 19:13 Do not oppress or rob your neighbor; specifically, you are not to keep back the wages of a hired worker all night until morning.
The other scheme for funding the older years after one has stopped working is a so-called savings account. This is accomplished by holding back earned money from the laborer during his working years and returning it when he ceases working. But the only reason to keep back wages is oppress him! It makes no sense to return at some arbitrary age what one confiscated, for he might as well have kept it and made a profit in some manner. But in the welfare scheme, the politicians use the collected capital for their own financial interest. Adding insult to injury, if the worker dies soon after retirement, his kids get nothing of the rightful inheritance.
This is robbing and oppressing!
Deuteronomy 24:14-15 You are not to exploit a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or a foreigner living in your land in your town. You are to pay him his wages the day he earns them, before sunset; for he is poor and looks forward to being paid. Otherwise he will cry out against you to ADONAI, and it will be your sin.
The bible has defined the law of "exploitation" in verse 15. It is none other than withholding wages. Let us not kid ourselves like little school children. The only reason one wants to keep our money is to scam us out of it!
Putting this into perspective, suppose you are buying bread. Upon purchasing the bread, you dictate that you will withhold 10% of the purchase price, only to be remitted when the seller achieves some set age. What response shall we expect from the buyer. He may very well comment that you are a crook. He'd be in the right! The seller delivered the bread today and deserves to be paid today!
Author: Scott Wallace Brians
Date: October 2005
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Bible Text: Complete Jewish Bible by David Stern