“What would Jesus cut?”

“As Timothy Dalrymple wrote in his own commentary on this issue, Christians differ on the extent to which government should involve itself in relieving affliction and distress; some say not at all, others (probably a majority) do see a proper role for government. But many who agree to a government role dispute the notion that institutionalized welfare programs are a means of relieving distress. These programs come invariably to be viewed, in both political and practical terms, as an enduring entitlement rather than a remedy for temporary distress. They become the basis for a dysfunctional lifestyle perpetuated across generations. It can reasonably be argued that Jesus would not point to the results of five decades of welfarism in America and say, ‘Do more of that.'” — No, Jesus Was Not a Welfarist