Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, Makes Statement on Pres. Obama's Speech on Income Inequality
In response to President Obama's remarks today on income inequality and economic mobility, Jim Wallis, the President of Sojourners, has released the following statement:
Growing income inequality threatens the core of who we are as a nation. A society where a few people have a lot and most people don’t have enough is a society that has forgotten the basic biblical teachings about economic justice. These debates are never just about economic policy, but about our deepest values and priorities.
Today President Obama reiterated his commitment to addressing this problem and offered many ideas that warrant serious consideration. I’m grateful for his leadership on these issues and hope others will work with him to find solutions to these challenges. Creating opportunity and providing financial security for American families is not a partisan issue, but the responsibility of every person elected to serve in Washington.