Welton explores the president’s proposed budget with ranking member of the U.S. Senate budget committee Kent Conrad (D-ND) who offers his critique of the proposal.
“A budget is a reflection of a nation’s values. What is going to be supported, what is going to be given federal assistance and what is not,” Sen. Conrad says. “If you look at this budget in those terms and say how is it going to impact people’s lives, we’re cutting education; we’re cutting healthcare for the least among us…does that really reflect the values of the American people?”
Sen. Conrad says his personal faith background also makes the proposed budget cuts a hard thing to swallow.
“I don’t know of any religion who says take from the least among us and give to those who have the most among us,” Sen. Conrad says.
Welton also hears from Rev. Forrest Church, Senior Minister of
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