David Beckmann: Standing Up for a Faithful Budget
At 11 a.m. today, David Beckmann stood with other prominent leaders from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other faith traditions to promote "A Faithful Budget" -- which promotes comprehensive and compassionate budget principles that will "protect the common good, values each individual and his or her livelihood, and helps lift the burden on the poor, rather than increasing it while shielding the wealthiest from any additional sacrifice."
The timing of "A Faithful Budget" couldn't be better, particularly because this same week, Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget committee, revealed his budget proposal for fiscal year 2013, which severely and disproportionately cuts programs for hungry and poor people. Much of the $4.1 trillion in proposed cuts comes from these vital programs, while much of the savings goes to $4.3 trillion in new tax cuts. (Call your member of Congress today and tell him or her to say NO to the budget proposal.)
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