Assessing the morals, values, and priorities in the IL state budget
Monday, a group of clergy stage a protest in the Loop over spending cuts proposed by Governor Rauner. They say the cuts fall disproportionately on the poor. And they’re calling their protest “Moral Monday” after a similar movement organized recently in North Carolina. So, how much should politicians consider morality when they’re crafting budgets, spending cuts, and tax increases? Should a budget be a moral document? We explore those questions with Rabbi Brant Rosen, Midwest Regional Director for the American Friends Service Committee, and Reverend Tom Gaulke, the Pastor at the First Lutheran Church of the Trinity in Bridgeport.