Monday, December 26, 2011

As We Get Caught Up In Christmas Remember the 1 in 2 Americans In Poverty

As We Get Caught Up In Christmas Remember the 1 in 2 Americans In Poverty: "There is a magical transformation that happens every year during the holiday season that begins with beautiful lights, decorated Christmas trees, and songs of joy and good cheer. The worldwide Christmas phenomenon is firmly entrenched in Americans’ psyches and for many folks, it is the time to be generous and cheerful towards family, friends, and co-workers. For Christians, it is the time to celebrate the birth of their religion’s namesake, but the actions of some Christians throughout the year belie Christ’s teachings.

It is easy for those who are able to afford all the holiday trappings to forget or ignore that one-in-two Americans are at or near the poverty level, or that 1.6 million more are homeless. There are, of course, several people to blame for increased poverty and growing number of American children going to bed hungry or suffering from food anxiety, but instead of listing each person responsible for the plight of the poor, the list can be summed up in three letters; GOP. This is not an indictment of just Republicans in Congress and statehouses across the country, but a condemnation of every single American who voted for Republicans or teabaggers who mercilessly cut funding for safety nets, senior’s healthcare, and every other program Christ would support without hesitation...."


MotivatedinOhio said...

Everyone knows someone who needs help in some way.

Underground Politics said...

That is very true.