All posts tagged: national debt

The “What Would Jesus Cut?” debate

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Economics / Faith & Theology / Political Philosophy / Society & Culture

While elected officials in Washington have been debating over the debt ceiling, another robust conversation has been materializing at the intersection of faith, poverty and economic policy. In July, an ecumenical coalition of Christian leaders met with President Obama to present a statement—the “Circle of Protection“—casting welfare programs as a moral imperative. Claiming a commitment to the values outlined in Matthew 25 (“…whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you […]

A Debt Ceiling Synopsis

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Economics / Political Commentary

One of the goals of my blog is to distill the world of politics and economics down to a format that most people can digest. Today’s topic: the debt ceiling. It’s important, but it’s also complicated. I’ll try to bring you up to speed in under 1,000 words. THE NATIONAL DEBT Just like every household can have debt, so can our government. And like households, the government must balance its income with its expenditures in […]