Republican economic programs are a direct affront to social ethics.
Material poverty makes life an intense suffering. The economies of the poor mean they even lack the minimum needed for a human life to be worthy of the name humanity. Poverty means death. Poverty is the death of the mind, the body and the soul. Individuals, classes, nations, and all of humanity are diminished by poverty. A single hungry child diminishes the humanity of us all. Poverty is the under-riding political issue of the day. Wealth feeds on poverty. Wealth is the carrion-eating scavenger, which feeds on the entrails of the destitute.