The Tax Reform Bill and the Poor

The House of Representatives has released its plan and all I am hearing is whether the deal is better for the middle class or for the rich.  Republicans say it helps the middle class and Democrats say it helps the rich.

How will this legislation affect the poor?  Have you heard any debate about how the lowest one-fifth of the country economically will be helped or hurt by this bill?  Who is speaking up for these people?

Jesus came to bring good news to the poor and those of us who call ourselves followers of Jesus are also to be concerned about the poor.

As this legislation is debated, I expect the ELCA and other advocates for the poor to speak out so the vulnerable in our country are not ignored.

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