Tax Cut Double-Talk

Have you ever noticed that the only time liberals seem to care about the deficit is when the discussion turns to tax cuts? Then we hear high-minded worries about how “we” can’t “afford” “giveaways” for “the rich.”

First of all, a tax cut is not a giveaway; it is allowing people to keep more of what they have earned. Second, what we cannot “afford” is liberal spending; it’s not the job of taxpayers to fund every government redistribution scheme. Deficits are the politicians’ problem, not taxpayers’ problem. Third, if you punish “the rich,” you punish those who create jobs, and end up with fewer of them. You also, in many cases, end up with less tax revenue.

So let’s stop nattering on about how we can’t afford tax cuts. In this economy, we can’t afford to go without them.

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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