When Sen. Russ Feingold (D) described a faith-based jobs program supported by Sen. Ron Johnson (R) as insufficient because, “It’s not enough to pick people up in a van and send them away a couple hours and have them come back exhausted at the end of the day. That doesn’t make a community,” it was just the latest example of his preference for big government and his disdain for faith-based solutions to issues.
Throughout his three decade long career as a politician, Russ Feingold has repeatedly sought to undermine faith groups and force them to compromise their beliefs in order to bend to government’s edicts.
As the deciding vote in Obama Care, Feingold sought to force all employers to pay for their employee’s birth control including abortion-inducing drugs regardless of their personal convictions.
Several lawsuits were filed over these onerous requirements, including one by Hobby Lobby and a separate one filed by The Little Sisters of the Poor. In both cases the Supreme Court came down on the side of the plaintiffs ruling that organizations and non-profits cannot be forced to pay for abortion-inducing drugs if it violates their beliefs
Now it appears that Feingold wants people to ignore a faith based program that has been successful at connecting individuals with opportunities to have family supporting jobs in favor of continuing on government handouts in order to foster some sort of “community.”