There is a certain style of imperial hubris that “balances” a national budget on the backs of women, children, the poor, seniors, and the sick, and calls it a “bold new initiative.
Power-hungry zealots scrambling for a seat at the table of the uber-wealthy… Men of “good order and conscience” trampling on the backs of the poor on their way to the corporate jet. It’s an old story.
The prophet Isaiah is pretty clear about it: “Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless” (Isaiah 10:1,2).
Sojourners and thousands of folks around the country are fasting during Lent and praying for the sin-sick souls of America’s legislators. MoveOn created a very moving video to tell the story:
If you want to read the list of Republican funding cuts, see a Republican Summary of Cuts. Warning: It’s not pretty.