Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Could You Get Virginia Foxx Through the Eye of a Needle?

Conservative religious leaders, like Dobson, Falwell, and Robertson, "have agreed to support cutting food stamps for poor people if Republicans support them on judicial nominees. They are trading the lives of poor people for their agenda. They're being -- and this is the worst insult -- unbiblical."

--Rev. Jim Wallis, organizer of a "Prayer Service for a Moral Budget" and a religious activist kneel-in today in Washington to protest the Republican House budget bill that will cut $50 billion over five years by trimming food stamp rolls, imposing new fees on Medicaid recipients, squeezing student lenders, cutting child-support enforcement funds, and paring agriculture programs ... while simultaneously voting more tax cuts to the richest Americans.

You know where Virginia Foxx stood on all these matters. You can't hurt the poor ENOUGH to suit the Madame.

From the WashPost: "Around 300 religious activists have vowed to kneel in prayer this morning at the Cannon House Office Building and remain there until they are arrested. Wallis said that as they are led off, they will chant a phrase from Isaiah: 'Woe to you legislators of infamous laws ... who refuse justice to the unfortunate, who cheat the poor among my people of their rights, who make widows their prey and rob the orphan."

No comments: