Hear this, you that trample on the needy,
and bring to ruin the poor of the land,
buying the poor for silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals,
… The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.
That is the Prophet Amos (cf., 8:4-14). As the poor and elderly are being abandoned by this Congress and as Senators and House members, along with a billionaire President, prepare to make a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest citizens via a piece of legislation cynically referred to as a healthcare bill, know this: The Lord will never forget your deeds.
Interestingly, there need be only two righteous Republican Senators to stop this assault on the elderly and the poor. Where are they? We are waiting for you to stand up and be counted for the poor and the elderly. If you do not, then you will become the soldiers hammering the nails into the hands and feet of Jesus of Nazareth. This is a crucifixion.