The Math

President Obama, citing “the math,” is holding out for higher tax rates on the wealthiest earners. (I’m so glad he has finally discovered the wonders of addition and subtraction, since his annual trillion-dollar deficits have never added up.)

Mr. Obama has said in the past that he would raise rates on the wealthy as a matter of “fairness,” even if this did not raise revenue, so it’s easy to see that he will not accept the Republicans’ offer to raise more revenue (which is more than he has proposed) because it does not raise rates on “the rich.”

This isn’t about “the math,” but about the ideology. It’s class warfare, pure and simple. We deserve better from our president. Then again, we voted for him.

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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