What Would Jesus ... Deduct?Ah, but does the verse say the state shall mandate how much shall be required? The verse refers to personal responsibility, but does not "bless" tax hikes.
President Obama offered a new line of reasoning for hiking taxes on the rich on Thursday, saying at the National Prayer Breakfast that his policy proposals are shaped by his religious beliefs.
Obama said that as a person who has been "extraordinarily blessed," he is willing to give up some of the tax breaks he enjoys because doing so makes economic, and religious sense.
"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, quoting the Gospel of Luke.
Ace of Spades had a little fun with this on Twitter yesterday:
Breaking: Biden to be replaced as Vice President. Obama's new running mate? Jesus
David Axelrod commented on Jesus' sudden appearance on the Obama ticket: "It's a good get."
Jesus sayeth, "Solyndra at $6.00 per share is a bloomin' steal."
And Paul said, "Whence do you go, Jesus?" And Jesus answered, "brb, proppin' up the UAW."
And Jesus spake, "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than to track 2000 guns sold to Mexican drug cartels." Amen.
Jesus spake, "Blessed are the Chinese, for they shall inherit the future."
And Jesus looked, and wept, and cried, "Seriously? The secretary's paying a higher marginal rate than Warren Buffet? That's wack."
And Jesus said, "Michele, Barack and I are so excited to meet you over a dinner. Would you donate $3 to have your name put into a raffle?"
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not pay college loans."
"What profiteth a man if he should gain the world, yet lose Ohio?"
"Honor Me every Sabbath, in the ten months before a presidential election, when cameras bendeth towards you."