July 12, 2011

What Would Jesus Do About the Budget?

Brad Hirschfield, Washington Post

U.S. President Barack Obama, second right, meets with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, left, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, second left, House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, center, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, after a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 11, 2011. (Alex Wong - VIA BLOOMBERG)

Congressman Charlie Rangel is right to invite religious leaders’ voices into the national debate about how to handle the debt and deficit challenges we face. He could not be more wrong however, when he presumes to know what their contribution ought to be.


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TAGGED: budget, Jesus Christ


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