Swillish Proposal

In his puerile jobs proposal, Barack Obama says we need to jack up the taxes on the job creators. The plan, so-called, is simply to spread even more money that we don’t have to favored Democratic voting groups ahead of 2012 (and spread some more of the payroll tax to workers, further undermining Social Security). And Mr. Obama expects Republicans to vote for this?

People say our political system is broken, and they’re right. It’s true that we can get a demagogue like Mr. Obama and survive. But the problem is that the Republicans are going to feel pressure to vote for this swillish proposal, not because they fear the president, but because they fear the voters. The fact that they cannot stand up and oppose this garbage on the merits proves that our politics is indeed broken. As Pogo said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

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 €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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