The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Budget debate

Surrounded by baskets of fish and bread, clergy opposed the Republican budget plan that came before the House on March 20. “There is enough to go around if we share,” proclaimed one activist at the event hosted by liberal Christian and Jewish advocates. They described the budget proposal as “immoral” because it cuts government programs for the poor. Robert Shapiro, a fellow at the Georgetown University business school in Washington, D.C., urged caution: “The problem with the moral case in politics is that morality differs from person to person. It gets you into a situation where compromise is impossible.”


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