According to religious groups in California – raising taxes on the rich is the moral thing to do

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Two hundred religious leaders in California have endorsed Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to raise taxes on people in the state with incomes above $250,000 rather than make painful cuts to schools and education programs.

According to polls in the state – 60% of Californians also agree with raising taxes on the rich in their state – and voters will likely have final say on the issue – as the proposal is expected to qualify for the state ballot. Somewhere Grover Norquist is freaking out.

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Since when do religious leaders formulate policy Thom??

Whatever happened to the "Separation of Church and State" ??

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Religious leaders didn't formulate policy, if you read the post it says "Jerry Brown's proposal".

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for·mu·late/ˈfôrmyəˌlāt/ Verb:

  1. Create or devise methodically (a strategy or a proposal): "economists and statisticians were needed to help formulate economic policy".
  2. Express (an idea) in a concise or systematic way: "the argument is sufficiently clear that it can be formulated mathematically".

endorsedVerb:

  1. Declare one's public approval or support of.
  2. Recommend (a product) in an advertisement

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