The Christian Post recently interviewed Acton’s Jordan Ballor about biblical principles and the federal budget:
Ballor and Good were both in agreement with Sider that the large national debt, now over $15.6 trillion, is immoral in the way it passes debt from one generation to the next. Sider deserves a lot of praise, Ballor said in the interview, for bringing attention to the severity of the debt crisis.
“This is absolutely a moral problem. We have an irresponsible government. It doesn’t have anything to do with one administration or another, one party or another, we’ve got a federal government that for decades upon decades has been spending more than it has been taking in, has been irresponsible, and needs to be taken into account,” Ballor said.
Like Sider, Good would also like to see a balanced budget within the next five years. Regarding which programs might be cut to achieve balance, though, Good would need to understand more about what Sider believes makes an “effective” government program.