President Obama has spent weeks whipping up fear about the sequester, so it’s no surprise that Democrats turned aside a Republican bill that would give him more authority and flexibility to make responsible spending cuts. That would lower the panic level, which is why this effort went nowhere. He doesn’t want that responsibility when panic better serves his purposes. In Mr. Obama’s world, there are no responsible cuts, and he’d rather have citizens suffer needlessly if it would aid his political agenda. Well, voters generally get the politicians they deserve, don’t they?
Posted on March 1, 2013 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan 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 Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New 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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