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Faithfulness testimony

To the Editor:

What if God does not look at our impressive churches and long prayers to measure our faithfulness? What if God looks at the condition of those living in poverty in our country? What if hungry children are more important than bigger tax cuts for the rich? The life of faith is not only worship and Bible study. It is action, seeking sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all.

Returning to the past trickle-down economics is more of what got us in economic disaster five years ago. It has taken many years to climb out, and we are not all the way out yet, but overall situations are improving in spite of the new radicals in our House of Representatives who don’t understand that democracy is about working together for solutions.

We had little debt 10 years ago when we invaded Iraq and gave the wealthiest a huge tax cut. The current U.S. House is refusing to vote on the Farm Bill, which the Senate already passed. This bill holds relief for our farmers and funding for the hungry.

Each church in our country would have to give $50,000 a year to cover the cuts in hunger funds. My church does not have that money. Does yours? Giving money to food pantries is good and needed. Paying attention to bills in Congress means ten times more.

Overall, we pay much less in taxes than 50 years ago. This election is expected to cost $6 billion. Don’t let the 0.25 percent of our citizens have the only influence on our decision makers.

Deb Martin

McHenry

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