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Letters: What would Jesus cut?

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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:57 am

How can the Republicans call themselves Christians?

As a person of faith, I believe the moral test of any society is how it treats its poor and most vulnerable.

Our federal budget should reflect our values and priorities. Legislators should consider how their actions will impact the most vulnerable people.

Congress should oppose any budget proposal that increases military spending while cutting programs that benefit the poor, especially children.

We need to support programs that support health care, family nutrition, education and international aid that literally save lives.

Our deficit is also a moral issue, but how we reduce it is also a moral issue.

If Congress is serious about the deficit, then it should cut military spending, corporate subsidies to big business and end corporate tax loopholes, and address long-term costs of health care and Social Security.

Lynn Cline, Goodyear

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