Obama: Jesus Would Tax the Rich

If Jesus had been the way Obama makes him out to be, all of his disciples would have been tax collectors instead of just one.

From the NY Daily News:

President Obama urged religious leaders to back his plan to raise taxes on wealthy Americans — by saying that it is what Jesus would do.

Keeping with a presidential tradition, Obama spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington Thursday and passionately connected his policies to his religious faith.

“I actually think that is going to make economic sense,” he said of his call for the wealthy to shoulder a greater tax burden, “but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’”

Uh huh… and what was Jesus’ view on malfeasance?

My Sunday School lessons are a little rusty, but didn’t Jesus consider publicans who took too much money and abused their power to be sinners in need of repentence? Obviously Obama doesn’t yet consider nearly $16 trillion in debt while demanding people be forced to pony up even more to be a collective abuse of the public trust on the part of the government. I think Jesus would counsel public officials on their tax & spend addiction way before having a chat with the private sector rich.

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