I don't see a problem with taking care of our own and giving the hurting of this country a hand up rather than the step down that Republicans want to give to everybody except for Exxon and big corporations. Way over 60% of the taxes in this country are paid by the wealthy. It's only if you make over X-amount that you pay taxes in this county on April 15th. Those that have their wages garnished throughout the year for tax purposes that don't make over a certain amount always get all of their money back in a tax refund check anyway. 30% of the people in this country don't pay any taxes, with the exception of a sales tax on either their root beer or their beer, so they've been enjoying the roads, police, libraries, schools, night time lighting of the streets, and emergency services that the rest of us have been paying for all of this time anyway.
Most of what Obama's wanting to do is to make sure that there aren't any more $55,000 toilet seats, but that the money collected goes to the people and programs that the U.S. has claimed all of this time were the recipients of social security and other benefits. I've read the entire websites, listened to all of the political speeches, and have read ABSOLUTELY ALL of the writings of all of the candidates in this election and Obama genuinely has the sounder approach to all of the issues that we face in this country. McCain is tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine where all of the major issues are concerned. The other candidates, for the most part, without breaking it down on all of the candidates name by name -- they're one or two issue special interest candidates with the exception of Alan Keyes and the U.S. isn't ready for a combination John Adams/Thomas Jefferson administration. We need a greater spiritual revival before this country could endure a godly candidate. Perhaps for 2012, but not for 2008. Right now people are too self absorbed about the economy, education, retirement benefits, the war, healthcare, the energy crisis, and the immigration issue to endure sound doctrine.
The Jubilee principle of the Old Testament is the type of redistribution of wealth that our leading candidates are proposing right now, although there's argument about how to implement it. In principle, what's going on right now and what HAS TO go on right now isn't foreign to the Scriptures. People are caught in a rat trap right now and it's crushing their ribs and they just need the strategic "out" right now that even President Bush has been saying that at any other time and under less severe circumstances would be total nonsense to implement. People have been losing their jobs and their homes by the hundreds of thousands in this country, and if something doesn't happen then the divorce, abortion, suicide, substance abuse, and homeless rates will sky rocket accordingly. We're talking about a nation of over 300 million people with only 30 million Christians in it that are halfway honestly trying with their prayers, Bibles, morality, generocity, etc. We've got over 250 million pagan heathen in the United States that are really really suffering right now and we can't turn our backs on them when the pressure's the greatest that it's been in decades, as well as their being at a loss for what to do to even survive. We've got to do something, even if each of us has to stand on the Word for a couple billion dollars to relieve so much suffering in this country!
Part of our discipleship of the nations is to wipe away their tears and alleviate their suffering while restoring them to enough of a sound mind to where they can hear us about the Rulership of Christ Jesus and of His conquest of death that we're each partakers and participants in. If not us, who? If not now, when?
Genuine Christian ministry in the Gospels, the book of Acts and throughout St. Paul's epistles, along with the indepth teaching of the Word, is the redistribution of wealth. Even God's judgments throughout the Bible are the redistribution of wealth together with dealing with the moral, sanctification, and other issues. And my beliefs aren't communist. They're still extremely Charismatic/Word of Faith/Capitalistic when it comes to the generation of wealth by obeying the Holy Spirit each step of the way in sowing in Word, thought, action, and materials what/when/where He indicates. Jobs are important and so is a believer's priestly duties in worshipping the Father [in spirit and truth] for the abundance of all things before the High Priest that there is in these days. But the Bible teaches that the reason for wealth is the establishment of God's Covenant in the earth: the feeding of the hungry; the caring for the infirmed, widows, legal aliens, orphans, and the retired; and making sure that justice and righteousness is secured for the oppressed. I guess on some things it took lawyers back then just the same as today.