There's an editorial in the New York Times today that decries what the editorial board sees as a growing consensus that solution to this nation's economic woes involves cutting programs that are intended to help lift the poor into the middle class:
"Much of the real money for deficit reduction will inevitably have to come from popular programs, like reducing payments to Medicare providers, and reining in defense spending. And it must come from tax increases, no matter how much Republicans may wish it otherwise.
Making the poor carry a heavy part of the deficit burden is intolerable."
The idea that upperclass tax cuts need to be preserved and the poor's benefits reduced to keep the rich as rich as they are, pretty much flies in the face of all that Our Lord and the Prophets teach.
Good thing the New York Times is calling folks out. Are we in the Church making enough noise?