Please cut benefits and salaries for union workers. Just don't cut Wall Street bonuses.
Please eliminate home ownership opportunities for working-class families and cut Pell Grants for low-income student loans. Just don’t remove the credits and loopholes that allow Exxon and GE to pay zero in taxes.
Please shut off heat to the poor and abolish Head Start programs for their toddlers. Just don’t ask the wealthy, who enjoy their lowest tax rates since 1950, to contribute another penny.
Cut Medicare and Social Security for Americans.
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But spend another trillion dollars occupying foreign colonies, bombing peasant villages, waging war on the poorest countries. Arms manufacturers deserve our support.
Blessed are the rich. Surely they earn every crumb of their bread with their own sweat. Corporate oligarchs are simply better than working-class people.
Wealth is a sign of divine favor, poverty a sign of God’s curse. Isn’t that what Jesus taught? After all, this is a Christian nation.
“Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God ... but woe to you rich.” (Luke 6)
“Give to the poor and you shall have heavenly wealth.” (Luke 18)
“When you give a banquet, invite the poor.” (Luke 14)
“It is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19)
“What you didn’t do for one of the lowest of these, you didn’t do for me.” (Matthew 25)
“Put away your sword.” (John 18)
Those are the words of Jesus, history’s feistiest liberal.