Saturday, August 18, 2012

WWJD: The 50/100 % Tax on the Rich

Jesus believed in a tax rate of at least 50 percent. So how does Paul Ryan's budget proposal stand up?
Oh, yes.. now I remember from Sunday School how Jesus organized a Crowd to Lobby Pilate so Rome would increase taxes.  Just need to find it in scripture...
But, here's what contextual search, in my own head, turns up:
"Thou shalt not take the name of thy Lord in vain"
Since Jesus is the son of God, seems to me if you put the wrong meaning in Jesus words you are blaspheming. Of course I'm not God.. and I'm not able to judge Christakos' heart so I guess it's just 'good intentions'.
Along with these other oddities, distilled from the last five commandments:
Do not envy your neighbor for that which he has and you do not.
Do not take that which is not yours to take.  Don't even THINK about it!

In fact, I don't recall Jesus ever organizing a crowd.  As I recall, when he 'spoke to the multitudes', he was addressing each individual in those crowds. He never organized a community, or addressed the iniquities of Rome. He said: Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's.."   That's pretty much it.

His only 'political action' was to upset the moneychanger tables inside the House of the Lord.

Romney pays only 13%!!!!
Hmmm... ever wonder why you dont see the American Bar Association and H&R Block {check Joel Hyatt's political contribution history} lobbying for a flat fair tax or reducing the number of deductions?
'Me too!'