The Politico reports that Obama the theologian has sorted through the reams of teaching of fiscal policy written and footnoted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and come to the conclusion that Jesus said “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,’” Obama said at the Washington Hilton, delivering remarks at an annual event that every president has attended since Dwight D. Eisenhower.
“We can all benefit from turning to our Creator, listening to him,” Obama said. “Avoiding phony religiosity. … This is especially important right now when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”
Jesus is a Keynesian. Just like Obama. Who’d a thunk it?
I personally had no idea Jesus spoke often on matters of economic policy. It’s a shame that Jesus didn’t have anything to say about killing babies or harming others or anything like that because then Obama would listen because he’s all Christiany, you know.