Well, better late than never, I guess. The good news: After four years of going without a legally mandated budget, Harry Reid & Co. have finally offered a budget. The bad: Despite record high levels of tax receipts pouring into federal coffers right now, the Democratic blueprint continues to offer huge deficits, massive tax increases, and more “stimulus.” The GOP, however, has offered a budget that balances in 10 years.
President Obama, meanwhile, after having already gotten his tax increases, is back for more. He is allowing that he’d be OK with a balanced budget, in theory, as long as it isn’t done “on the backs” (his new favorite phrase) of the disabled, seniors, children, orphans, widows, students, etc.
So when will the current crop of Democrats finally decide to get responsible with federal spending? Judging by what they say and do, the answer is obvious.
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 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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