The Common Good

Does the budget need a dose of morals?

Source: Pasadena Sun
Date: June 16, 2012

Writing in the Huffington Post, Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners, argues that the basic Christian precept of caring for the poor and vulnerable should be made a part of budget negotiations. “[T]hose always in most jeopardy during Washington's debates and decisions are precisely the persons the Bible instructs us clearly to protect and care for — the poorest and most vulnerable,” he says, adding that whereas corporations and pressure groups have access to lobbyists to push for cash, the poor have no one to speak for them.