A Dec. 19 front page headline read: "Surplus spurs Demos to propose huge cuts." The article discusses the Republican and Democrat strategies for ridding the state of the unwanted surplus by currying voter favor via a tax cut. Page A3 opened with the headline "S.L. lacks enough space or food for poor, homeless." The article says "Salt Lake City doesn't have enough emergency shelter space or food for the poor and homeless."

Did Gov. Leavitt and the legislators ask themselves what Jesus would do in this situation? Have we, the voters they are pandering to, asked ourselves what He would do with this tax surplus? How will we feel facing Jesus if we have allowed our politicians to say to our poor and homeless: "Be ye sheltered and fed, we are working on a prayer amendment for you?"Henry and Carol Miles