How to Spend Labor Day

The administration on Labor Day is touting the 450,000 to 500,000 jobs “created or saved” by its “stimulus” plan (meanwhile not mentioning the fact that the “stimulus” was supposed to keep unemployment far below the current 9.7 percent). Economists, at least those not in the employ of Team Obama, say it isn’t so, especially since only 10 percent of the $787 billion of “stimulus” spending has actually been spent so far.

If we want to “create or save” even more jobs, here’s an idea: Let’s not spend any more of the “stimulus” and instead use it to pay down some of the debt the administration is beqeathing to our children and grandchildren. Or, better, yet, give it back to the taxpayers.

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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