The Common Good

Jim Wallis Responds to the Release of President Obama's Budget

Date: March 4, 2014

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March 4, 2014
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Jim Wallis Responds to the Release of President Obama's Budget

"Budgets are moral documents revealing our deepest values, not just our fiscal priorities. As an evangelical Christian, my primary concern with any budget proposal is how it treats those whom Jesus called "the least of these." ​In offering a budget that focuses on expanding economic opportunity for working people, strengthening tax credits for low-income families, and investing in our nation's infrastructure to benefit all of us, President Obama has demonstrated his commitment to the common good. There are many good ideas here that - by any measure - truly will help vulnerable people and deserve the support of leaders from both parties. The moral test of any budget will always be its practical effects on people’s lives, not ideological purity. Both parties should work together to protect people on the edges of our society and help families to lift themselves out of poverty by making sure there are real ladders of opportunity." 

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