Religious Groups Call Sequester Cuts Immoral

sequester-religious-reactionAs President Obama this week urged Congress to prevent massive federal spending cuts from going into effect March 1, many religious groups emphasized the so-called sequester would disproportionately impact low-income Americans.  Although Social Security, Medicare, and some anti-poverty programs are protected, the groups pointed to likely cuts in programs that provide food and other financial assistance. They called those cuts unconscionable and immoral.