Big, Bad Oil

As if on cue, the president is calling on Congress to end subsidies for the oil companies. “You can either stand up for the oil companies, or you can stand up for the American people,” our demagogue in chief snarled.

I don’t really have a problem with cutting the subsidies (though there may be some competitive reason for them), but if we’re going to end subsidies for oil, let’s go all the way and end them for solar, wind, and electric cars, too. Of course, Mr. Obama’s cronies at places like Solyndra might not be too happy. But I’m game if he is.

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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