Time to #Occupy the Sequester

The “sequester,” $85 billion automatic across-the-board spending cuts passed as part of the budget deal of 2011, is likely to actually happen, cost perhaps a million jobs and stall our fragile economic recovery.

The only people who seem happy about this are members of the Tea Party.

Impressive Tea Party headgear

 

But when we #Occupy the Sequester with the teachings of Jesus, here’s what we learn:

Read the rest at On Faith at the Washington Post here.

About Susan Thistlethwaite

I am a Professor of Theology and former President of Chicago Theological Seminary; I blog here, at the Huffington Post, and at other venues. I am a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. I am interested in what I call "public theology," or how deeper meaning is made and contested in the public square.
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