This nation demands that even the poorest of people pay taxes. Those same “poorest” of people then deserve health care.

–the Rev. Susan Smith, UCC pastor and Washington Post “On Faith” columnist, who apparently doesn’t know that 1) virtually no one classified as “poor” in America pays income taxes, and 2) the “poorest” of Americans receive health care paid for by Medicaid; thereby demonstrating anew why some clergy should avoid making public policy pronouncements until they know what they are talking about

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