So Be It

While the private sector has shed millions of jobs, some never to return, since Barack Obama took office two years ago, the federal workforce has grown by 200,000 positions. House Speaker John Boehner says our debt and deficit crisis is so bad that if some of these new hires have to lose their jobs to restore some measure of fiscal sanity, then “so be it.”

While no one wants to see people thrown out on the street, the fact is, we’re broke. We can’t afford all this. We’re paying for these positions with money we don’t have, and our descendants will be stuck with the bill. If we can’t even trim the federal payroll a little bit to reflect the current economic reality, then we deserve what’s coming.

So be it.

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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