Republicans in the House are proposing to cut aid to the poorest and hungriest—to help pay for tax cuts to millionaires.
They propose cutting benefits and eligibilities to SNAP (food stamps), which has been a lifeline for millions of Americans, especially children and seniors.
Their bill disregards basic humanitarian values and compassion taught by the person whose name many of them claim: Christ.
"'For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink. I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.' They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger of needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least among you, you did not do for me.'" —Matthew 25:41-45
What would Jesus have done? Help the neediest—or give tax cuts to millionaires?
Sandy Lusk, Associate Executive Director, Hamilton County Democratic Party
Updated @ 9:26 a.m. on 04/20/12 for clarity.