Era of Big Problems

With his lips Barack Obama says that the era of big government deficit spending needs to be over. But with his proposed $3.8 trillion budget he says, “Not yet.” With a deficit of $1.6 trillion just for this fiscal year, that’s a new obligation of $5,333 for every man, woman, and child in the United States-and that’s before interest, which will likely end up in the pockets of the Chinese.

But don’t worry, the president is focusing on what’s most important to the American people, such as ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the military. So not only is our financial house in ruins, so is our moral house. And I’m sure this sop to his gay base will help our all-volunteer armed forces in recruiting, so our security house will also be in trouble.

The era of Barack Obama can’t end soon enough. I’m not sure we can take much more.

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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