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The agonies of the Democrats over Barack Obama seeking to extend “tax cuts for the wealthy” are fascinating to watch. The president’s team says that we need this deal with the evil Republicans so that we can avoid a “double-dip recession.” If this were so, why didn’t he propose it two years ago? And congressional Democrats are becoming unhinged over the fact that “the rich” are going to avoid an income-tax increase. Apparently they think it is good to keep rates down for the poor and the middle class but not for “the rich.” To the untrained eye, this looks suspiciously like animus toward the wealthy, doesn’t it? Is that what they want voters to come away with?

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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