Rev 6:5,6 NCV When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse, and its rider held a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard something that sounded like a voice coming from the middle of the four living creatures. The voice said, "A quart of wheat for a day's pay, and three quarts of barley for a day's pay, and do not damage the olive oil and wine!"
“…the manipulation of money and goods is soon to be revealed as the main method of control imposed upon society by the Antichrist.”
-Jim Bakker in “Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse”
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the country’s sales tax would rise from 18% to 21% and that local governments would have their budgets significantly cut in an attempt to appease Eurozone regulators after the country requested a financial bailout.
Rajoy’s plans state it should save the country $80 billion.
The announcement came as miners were protesting in the capital of Madrid. The miners were demanding the cuts to subsidies for mining companies be restored. Thousands of citizens joined with the miners in their protests. They threw bottles, stones and fireworks at police who responded with rubber bullets.
Rajoy had no choice but to admit that his actions run against what he promised during the campaign that brought his party to power.
“I said I would lower taxes and I am actually raising them,” Rajoy said. “Circumstances change and I have to adapt to them.”
Spain’s unemployment rate is continuing to exceed 24%.