The Common Good

National Debt as a Biblical Issue: Did Selfishness Lead to Giant Deficit?

Source: ABC News
Date: February 22, 2011

 Jim Wallis, founder and editor of the progressive evangelical magazine Sojourners, said he hopes Christians take an active stance politically on behalf of the poor. He said thousands of supporters have sent e-mails to Congress asking, "What Would Jesus Cut?" a reference to the popular question, "What Would Jesus do?"

"Excessive deficits are indeed a moral issue, but how we got into this deficit and how we now address it are also moral concerns," said Wallis. "Budgets are moral documents. They reveal where our priorities lie as a nation. To protect the rich instead of the poor in the name of deficit reduction is immoral."