Would jesus ask for more taxes?

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    WOULD JESUS ASK FOR MORE TAXES?
    I believe the Jesus I know would if more taxes was necessary.


    FOXNEWS miss-speaking for Jesus . Jesus said pay whatever Caesar (Tax collector) ask for. And obey superior authorities. And Christians are law abiders. Does paying more taxes conflict with Jesus words? No. The present economy calls for more taxes.
    Huckabee believes every American are church goers and should contribute to churches and they would take care of the poor better then unbiased government. Most money given to the church goes into the pockets of Ministers and we all know that. He takes from the poor and gives to himself. People distrust religion more than government. I do not trust my life to churches. Huckabee is assuming that all Americans are Christians and they are not. Other religions may believe in giving more than the 10% tithes.
    In time of famine, people gave more. More taxes should be asked for when more revenue in needed for government to do the jobs they were set in place to do by GOD.
    I am not a church goer, but when I need help the Mormons are always there and do not ask of my beliefs.
    Jesus did not put churches in charge of taking care of the masses. He put government in charge. Rom13;1-7, 1 Cor16;2,3.
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    So he government is sending checks to dead people. Dead people do not cash checks. So what is the problem?
     
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    That is a very bad case of devil quoting scripture.

    the quote is "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, and render unto Gd that which is Gd's."


    Of course, in Christ's time (during the Reign of Tiberius) everyone knew where there tax money was going. Boy toys for the Emperor on his island retreat of Capri.
    Sort of like now we are lectured that we pay taxes for the children, but the money goes into such rat holes as Solyndra.
    Not much of it was going to roads and aqueducts. The roman empire ran Syria and Palestine as places for the procurator to rob, not to benifit the locals ever.

    of course, Tiberius, unlike Obama understood the basic principle of taxation, per this quote of Suetonius:

     
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    what were the top tax rates during our most prosperous years?
     
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    Rates (of 90%) are of less interest than collections. Who cares what the rate is when the tax code is when no one pays it. A fantasy rate that no one pays is of no use. A real rate that everyone pays is the point.
     
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    Jesus did not tax Folks. Get a Life. Do what you can, within your means.
     
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    I doubt the Jesus you know would appreciate you exploiting his teachings for your own selfish greed.
     
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    Of course not!

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    After saying "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's.", what did he do with the coin?
     

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