From "Why I Got Arrested this Advent Season", by Christa Mazzone: "As a Christian, I cannot stand idly by during a time of increased poverty, war, and national tragedy as Congress attempts to cut billions of dollars to life-giving programs that assist our nation's most vulnerable, while at the same time they attempt to pass billions more in tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. (If the House version of the budget passes, 220,000 low-income families may lose their food stamp benefits. If the potential capital gains and dividend tax cuts get passed, 80% of the benefits will go to the top 3% of earners, who make more than $200,000.) Without taking action, I could not celebrate with integrity this season the birth of Jesus Christ, who said, "Just as you did it to one of the least of these...you did it to me'" (Matthew 25:40), and whose first words in his public ministry were, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor" (Luke 4:18)."
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