The Ponzi Debate

I caught half of the Republican debate last night, and I thought Rick Perry, just back from the Texas wildfires, did enough to build on, though he didn’t dominate his rivals as recent polling might have suggested. Mitt Romney was effective, though his attack on Perry for his “Ponzi” comment was off base. Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, in that it depends on ever new contributions to keep going, and when those payroll taxes dry up, someone will be left holding the bag. That someone is us. I walked away encouraged by the strength of the field but wishing for a star, someone who can take on Barack Obama. We need substance and sizzle.


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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