American Christians at Odds over National Debt
King agreed that there were differences of opinion on the issue of raising taxes. He also said there was “a difference of opinion on the role of government”. There are, however, areas of agreement between CASE supporters and the Circle supporters. Among them, Wallis cited “concern for the poor”, an important role for “private charity,” the need for some government “social safety net,” and concern for “long-term deficits”.
While the groups represent opposite sides of the political spectrum, with the Circle’s more liberal view and CASE’s more conservative stance, the interview with Wallis revealed the potential for collaboration between the two groups.