The evangelical organization Sojourners is enlisting the help of religious leaders in an ad campaign to remember the poor in the debt debate:
The group’s Web site poses a question designed to send chills through any politician who looks to churches and religious groups as a source of large voting blocs: “What would Jesus cut?”
Bishop Ricardo Ramirez told Pres. Obama:
“There seem to be several ‘givens’ in this debate,” Ramirez said, according to an e-mail from his office. “For Republicans, no new taxes is a given. For some Democrats, no cuts in Medicare are a given. For others, no cuts in military spending is a given. For your administration, some additional revenues are a given. Sadly, if you listen to the debate it seems that protecting the poor and vulnerable is not a given. That is why we are here.”
The trillions in proposed cuts are likely to hit the poor the hardest.