Poverty Is a Faith Issue

December 8, 2010

Author: The Rev. Chuck Currie

Source: The Washington Post



"Woe to him who builds his house on unrighteousness, and his upper room by injustice, who makes his neighbors work for nothing, and does not give them their wages." (Jeremiah 22:13)


President Obama's tax compromise with the GOP will mean that by and large the economic policies of George W. Bush that drove the United States of a cliff will remain in place through the president's term. Most importantly, without the president keeping his election year pledge to reduce poverty by 50% over ten years the compromise over taxes has the potential to increase the divide between rich and poor and force millions more into poverty.