Obama Relates Policy of Higher Taxes to JesusFebruary 3, 2012 No Comments
February 3, 2012 | MariaNews.com
President Barack Obama linked his economic policies to his Christian faith, saying on Thursday that meeting the nation’s challenges requires strong values as much as smart policies.
Obama, making his third appearance as president at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, used his remarks to justify many of his actions, such as his call for the wealthy to pay more in taxes and his health care overhaul. He said they were not only economically sound but also rooted in his Christian values.
“When I talk about shared responsibility, it’s because I genuinely believe that in a time when many folks are struggling and at a time when we have enormous deficits, it’s hard for me to ask seniors on a fixed income or young people with student loans or middle-class families who can barely pay the bills to shoulder the burden alone,” Obama said.
“But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that, for unto whom much is given, much shall be required,” he said.
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