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Whose Taxes Would Jesus Cut?

Whose Taxes Would Jesus Cut?

April 29, 2005

Last night, both houses of Congress voted along partisan lines to cut $10 billion in Medicaid spending nationally over the next five years as part of the FY06 budget resolution. This same budget plan cuts taxes on everyone making more than $1 million annually by $32 billion. Rarely has the connection been so clear between the needs of working and lower income Americans versus the wealthy.

Sen. Dick Durbin, last night on C-SPAN, recalled last week's event in Illinois to dedicate the new Lincoln Library, an event attended by President Bush. On the roadway to the event, the Senator recalled, one bystander held a sign President Bush could not have missed. The sign asked: "Whose taxes would Jesus cut?" We might add ... and whose health care benefits would Jesus cut?