I heard Gov. Tim Pawlenty yesterday. He said the federal government takes in $2.2 trillion annually and has an annual budget deficit of approximately $1.5 trillion. But he said that’s just the beginning. Nancy Pelosi just upped the national debt ceiling from $12 trillion to $14 trillion. Then the taxpayer is also on the hook for $65 trillion in payments for Social Security, Medicare, and so on. Pawlenty said we will have to default, though we won’t call it that.
Are you getting fed up with deficit spending yet? More to the point, are you getting scared?
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 Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New 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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