Thursday, February 02, 2012

Charity begins at somebody else's home

Politico: "Obama: Jesus would tax the rich"
President Barack Obama on Thursday tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus’s teachings have shaped that conclusion.
The rich should pay more not only because “I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required,’”
The man makes a point: the government must seize more money from the rich because some of them are just common-day tightwads.


Anonymous said...

Jesus would say, stop rendering to Caesar that which is your neighbor's. In other words, if you are rich and can supply a job to your poor neighbor whereby you are both enriched, and he relatively moreso, given his need; and you are deterred by a Caesar that intrudes himself between the two of you, demanding a cut, and all manner of burdensome constraints, eject that Caesar from your midst with righteous vigor. For your poor neighbor, he is the very incarnation of Jesus to you, and what you render to him in justice, you render to God.

Anonymous said...

The Republicans would say, anybody named "Jesus" needs to carry mandatory ID proving their legal residency.

Bram said...

Thanks for looking out for my eternal soul President Obama! Thanks for sending over those Treasury Agents with guns to make sure I'm a charitable Christian.

dfwmtx said...

This is why I prefer the words of others, as Jesus' get misused by the Devil and televang3lists.

"God helps those who help themselves." - Benjamin Franklin. So stop being a victim, get an education, find a good job and get off welfare!

xtmwfd said...

But who said this? "Hope and faith may be more firmly grounded upon Charity than Charity upon hope and faith."

Oh, it was Benjamin Franklin.