Friday, April 22, 2005

World Magazine - Weekly News | Christian Views

World Magazine - Weekly News | Christian Views:
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"Second, Washington's poverty-fighting league has become once again one of the least imaginative around. From 1965 through 1995 Democrats expanded bureaucratic programs that did not offer challenging, personal, or spiritual help, and Republicans typically harrumphed that welfare cost too much. Welfare reform in 1996 was a great improvement, and many of us involved in that contest thought we were in only the first inning, with lots of action to come. Instead, senators and congressmen congratulated each other at that point and suspended the rest of the game.
Now, Mr. Santorum and three co-sponsors of the Senate Republican Poverty Alleviation Agenda�Sam Brownback of Kansas, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, and Jim Talent of Missouri�are on the field again and trying to rally others. Their 12-part agenda includes some excellent items:
� Passage of the CARE Act, which would allow non-itemizers to deduct from income taxes their charitable contributions, "

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