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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Our kids are counting on us to reverse austerity.

According to UNICEF, even in the world's richest countires, children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession. In the last six years, 2.6 million more kids have fallen below the poverty line, and more than half of them live right here in the United States.

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