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Thursday, October 06, 2005

What would Jesus do?

GOP plans cuts in food programs, conservation

How is it that the christian conservatives love to spout how much they love Jesus but hate social programs? How this is a christian nation, and that separation of church and state should go away, but then still hate social programs?

If you've read the new testament of the bible, then you know Jesus ain't a bad guy, he hangs out with lepers, talks about how rich people won't get into heaven, how we should care for the least among us, and how the meek will inherit the earth... yet conservatives love tax breaks for the rich, and hate social programs!?!

I don't get it. If you want to have a government that more reflects christianity (a religion based on the teachings of jesus) then you'd think that social programs would be at the top of the list. As a matter of fact you'd think that conservatives would want to tax the hell out of the rich (since they aren't going to heaven anyways) and make sure that the least among us are taken care of.

But they don't.

What it comes down to is bigotry. Almost all who take advantage of social programs are poor, and a large part of them are minorities. There's this sense that taxes punish achievement and social programs rewards laziness, they seem to forget that not everyone using a social program is on it because they are lazy.

Its just frustrating because I don't remember Jesus talking about hating social programs, having hung out with lepers I can't see that happening.

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