“The needs of those who are hungry and homeless, without work or in poverty should come first.”
April 13 Letter from Bishops Howard Hubbard, Chair, US Bishops Committee on International Justice and Peace and Stephen Blaire, Chair, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development to Members of the US House of Representatives
Add Blaire-Hubbard to the cacophony of proposals and voices – Obama, Ryan, Simpson-Bowles, etc. –in the nearly-impossible-to-keep-track-of-budget-debates.
Blaire is the bishop of Stockton, CA, Hubbard the bishop of Albany, NY. For those looking for a Catholic touchstone on how best to view the confusing budget spectacle, the US Catholic Bishops through a two-page Blaire-Hubbard letter, offer a clear and concise presentation of the stakes.
The bishops deserve credit, for clarity and concision have not been the hallmark of the budget/deficit/national debt discussions.
“1. Every budget decision should be assessed by whether it protects or threatens human life and dignity.