Alabama Faith Council Statement on Elimination of Taxes on Groceries

Jan 06, 2009
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Poverty is a vital moral issue for people of faith. Poverty is the result of a complex set of global and local issues, not necessarily a reflection of any kind of failure on the part of those families living in poverty. Our calling as people of faith is not only to provide direct assistance to those in need, but also to address the underlying issues, including government and social policies, that keep people in poverty. One factor that contributes to poverty in Alabama is the tax on groceries.