The Bailout: Real Money

The $700 billion bailout has finally passed, and the Republic is saved. I’d applaud but it’s hard to clap when you’re holding your nose. I’d be happier if there was less talk about greed on Wall Street and more retribution against those in Washington who let this happen. While American taxpayers are going to have to pay more than $3,000 apiece for this boondoggle, partisan hacks such as Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and Nancy Pelosi will keep their jobs.

Oh, and by the way, the $700 billion bailout isn’t. Lawmakers did the unconscionable, tacking on an extra $100 billion in incentives and goodies. You know what they say: A hundred billion here, a hundred billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.

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 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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