Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Party Of Food Stamps

"As a U.S. senator, Sen. Vitter knows that undocumented immigrants are not eligible for any federal benefit program -- welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, Social Security," said Sue Weishar of the Jesuit Society Research Institute at Loyola University.
Link (here) to Business Week


Anonymous said...

"Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.

"Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied."

Luke 6: 20

....and blessed are those who give them food or food stamps... That would have been the Christian title to this post.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 8:41, you are making the assumption that many misguided Catholics who support the Democrat Party and its leftist policies do: you are assuming that Christ's command to serve the needy can be or must be extrapolated into big-government handouts and welfare programs that cripple a society because of the culture of dependency that they create among the needy population and the crushing tax burden that they impose upon productive members of society. Private charity is required of Christians; supporting leftist government wealth redistribution programs (that are actually counterproductive) is not. However, I will say that many, many Jesuits would agree with you and the Democrat Party. As long as you think emotionally you will support the Democrats. When you begin to think wisely and rationally (as well as correctly about Christian discipleship), then you will have begun your journey away from the Left to conservatism. But you'll have to leave the Jesuits behind.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking with my stomach. Period. I'm glad that if not some of his followers, at least Jesus Christ understood. And that He is God.

Anonymous said...

"the crushing tax burden that they impose upon productive members of society."

Now that doesn't have a New Testament ring to it!