Evangelical leftist Jim Wallis on hunger strike over ‘cruel’ spending cuts

A leading Evangelical Christian leftist met with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about the hunger strike he is waging in protest of spending cuts Monday, saying the cuts pushed by the GOP are actively “targeting” the poor.

“There is a selective cruelty going on in this budget debate. Instead of focusing on where the real money is, some budget cutters are actually targeting vital and effective programs that support and protect poor people and some initiatives that are literally saving lives,” Jim Wallis, the CEO of Sojourners, said in a blog post.

Wallis and a group of like-minded activists began the hunger strike on March 28. They are drinking water. The group held a press conference at the National Press Club to announce the hunger strike.

So far, two short-term spending bills have cut $10 billion total. The president’s budget as proposed would result in a $1.2 trillion, or $1,200 billion, deficit in 2012, the Congressional Budget Office estimates.

Republicans proposed cutting $61 billion in H.R. 1 and their newly-released budget plans much steeper cuts over the next 10 years.

  • HoosYoDaddy

    Oh well, that will clearly free up more trans-fat loaded junk food..by the ton from the looks of it.. for the entitled, ignorant masses courtesy of this racist poverty-pimp going on a diet! This guy’s cholesterol will miss a Twinkie about as much as I will miss the federal government.

    Finally, this fraudulent clown is practicing what he preaches…and you are what you eat!

  • tonyukiah

    power to the people!! keep it up, please. average people see right through this fake and phony play. the suckers that this fraud steals money from every sunday are dumb enough to fall for this, then they deserve him.

    beyond those fools, he is doing it for attention, and it’s working. look at his chin and neck, even those are fat. this guy hasn’t missed a meal in years, guaranteed!!