Reducing government services, which the reduction of taxes would entail, would put people out of jobs, not create jobs. If jobs are created in this way they will be jobs working for the rich, in companies that will benefit the well-to-do, not the weakest elements of our society.
What the advertisements don’t tell us is who these people are who insist on reducing taxes — that is, for the well-to-do — and reducing services for the needy. I would appreciate any guidance on who these people are.
We are getting closer and closer to being a country in which the weak and poor have little or no true voice. How can this system escape the critique of the great prophet?
“They do not plead the cause of the fatherless, they do not defend the rights of the poor…. I will certainly cause retribution on such a nation as this!
“… all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike all of them practice deceit. They offer only superficial help for the harm my people have suffered.”
“Stop oppressing foreigners who live in your land, children who have lost their fathers, and women who have lost their husbands. Stop killing innocent people in this land.”
Jeremiah 5:28-29; 6:13-14; 7:6