Redistribute

Since Barack Obama is so concerned about “income inequality”–that is, when he isn’t living the high life at lavish state dinners or his many taxpayer-funded vacations and rounds of golf–I have a suggestion. At the end of the Olympics, instead of taxing U.S. athletes for their medals and any financial rewards for their outstanding performances, he ought to redistribute their medals to the less fortunate. (Perennial winner Shaun White, who was shut out this time, deserves at least a bronze metal, doesn’t he?)

Why should there be “medal inequality” among our athletes? It just isn’t “fair”! After all, they all “worked hard and played by the rules,” so why should some get medals while others don’t? To those greedy souls who would protest this effort to “spread the wealth around,” the president could simply shrug his shoulders and say, “You didn’t build that.”

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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