Election ’08: Buying the Election

Barack Obama is openly trying to buy this election. After pledging to abide by spending limits in exchange for federal matching funds, the Illinois senator is opting out of his promise, raising record amounts of cash, much of which cannot be traced, and carpet-bombing the American people with ads and informercials. That’s not a smear. It’s a fact.

And he’s promising everyone making less than $250,000 a tax cut-even the millions of people who pay no taxes. Oops! Make that those who make less than $200,000. Or is it $150,000? And the promised goodies just keep coming, including free health care for all.

Of course, Sen. Obama doesn’t mention the fact that his numbers don’t add up or that he will be using your money to “spread the wealth around.” How’s he going to get all that revenue to give away to those he deems are more deserving than the people who actually earned it? That’s right; he’s going to raise taxes.

And whatever the liberal President Obama giveth, he will more than taketh away in lost jobs, slower economic growth, and wealthy people deciding to opt out of risk-taking, thereby driving tax revenues for all these programs lower and lower.

Let’s hope the American people decide that the White House isn’t for sale. That’s one real estate deal we must avoid.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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