Anyone else beyond exasperated with the rhetoric of “fiscal responsibility” that parades as a moral economics but is really the privileging of economic’s god — efficiency — over paying to care for our neighbors? Last I checked, Jesus’ healing the sick, caring for the poor, and the cross and resurrection had absolutely nothing to do with efficiency masked as fiscal responsibility, but rather love. This love is categorically opposed to efficiency. This should not be a surprise. After all, to quote Balthasar, love alone is credible.