Friday, October 5, 2012

[Link] Who Didn’t Win the Presidential Debate?

by Jim Wallis

"Many people in America are poor, due to no fault of their own—and their numbers are growing.

"If you really know any poor people, you know that to be true. If you don’t, the first sentence of this post runs against the grain of many cultu
ral assumptions in America that tend to blame people for being poor...

"My 14-year-old son Luke, watched the story of John: a banker who once made a six-figure salary, but who now finds himself a substitute teacher making $12,000 a year while trying to raise his three kids. John painfully talked about what it feels like to have to go to a food bank because he has no other viable choice.

"His story caused Luke to ask his mom after the film, 'John said he got straight A’s in school, so could that happen to me?'"

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