Smoking Something

Fresh off last week’s 66 percent income tax hike, Illinois Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn is already back at the public trough. Now he wants an extra dollar on a pack of cigarettes, which will hit the poor the hardest. It’s “for education,” of course-it always is! But wasn’t that what the income tax increase was for? With all this new money flooding in “for education,” taxpayers will be forgiven if they start expecting actual results. If I were a smoker, the best revenge I could think of would be covered in one word: quit.

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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