Ben Bernanke of the Fed is surprised by the poor economic performance engineered by himself and Barack Obama, but he’s blaming high gas prices in part for putting the brakes on the recovery. And just who brought about those high prices at the pump? Could it be Bernanke, who has flooded the markets with money, devaluing the dollar and making commodities such as oil much more expensive? Or is it Obama, who refuses to drill for more oil domestically? As I have been getting used to asking, do we have to choose?

And now these geniuses are saying that to lower gas prices, let’s tap into the strategic petroleum reserve. Why don’t we leave the SPR for uncontrollable emergencies, such as war or natural disaster, and not waste it on man-caused disasters, such as the economic policy pursued by Bernanke and Obama?

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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