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The Poor Are Living Hand-to-Mouth Lives
God must have loved the poor—He made so many of them,” Abraham Lincoln famously said, quoting Scripture. We might also add Proverbs 29:7 “The righteous care about justice for the poor but the wicked have no such concern.”
We have somehow tumbled into what might be called the Greedy Generation, a time when a wealthy elite have separated and isolated themselves from the ordinary American and feel no “concern.” In fact, they seem to exude contempt.
How millionaires and billionaires can constantly sprout up while the nation wallows in poverty should be a cause of concern for the emotional and spiritual health of the nation. Instead, the already rich want more tax breaks, more government loopholes to send jobs overseas. Indeed, many pay little or no taxes.
Not content to live lavish lifestyles behind gated communities or in gaudy apartments in exclusive neighborhoods, they hire lobbyists and fund politicians to water down health care for the working poor and the middle class.
They were outraged that the poor want health care, and oblivious that some 50 million Americans were without it. After the decades of struggle for the Public Option, they managed to scuttle it and chop the deserving to 32 million. After all, the rest can fend for themselves when they or their children get sick.
Then they seek public acclaim by tossing millions into their favorite charities, but not to help those who really ne...Read More