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Thanksgiving and "the Least of These"

From IL-06 candidate Lindy Scott's blog:

"Last Friday, in the wee hours of the morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed (217 to 215) a budget reconciliation bill that cut $50 billion dollars from social services for our citizens. These cuts take away school lunches from poor children, food stamps from poor families, $600 million from foster care, and Medicaid funds from the sick. While these budgets cuts are further hurting poor people, extravagant tax cuts that benefit the wealthiest in our land are extended.

Jim Wallis of Sojourners has stated it very clearly:
'It is a moral disgrace to take food from the mouths of hungry children to increase the luxuries of those feasting at a table overflowing with plenty. This is not what America is about, not what the season of Thanksgiving is about, not what loving our neighbor is about, and not what family values are about....

... According to the wise mother of King Lemuel the role of government is to “defend the rights of all the unfortunate, to judge righteously, and to defend the rights of the afflicted and needy” (Proverbs 31:8-9). I can’t believe that most North Americans want resources to be taken from the poor and given to the rich. There is still time to change the course of these actions. Mr. Hastert, help us as a country retrace our steps and get back onto higher moral ground."
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