The poverty rate last year jumped to 14.3 percent nationally, up 13.2 percent (and 3.8 million people) over 2008. This means one in seven Americans is now living in poverty.
A lot of good-hearted people voted for Barack Obama and the Democrats because of the assumption that they would help America’s poor. Instead, they have made the highest of number us poor since 1959. We’re going in the wrong direction, agreed?
It’s been nearly two years since the election. This mess ain’t Bush’s fault.
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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