Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jesus asked Satan; "How much do you want for them..."

The problem is having TOO MUCH MONEY, well in the opinon of some folks. Yes the system of Capitolism is broken and we have to distribute the wealth. Does that mean if you work two jobs and make a lot of money, I , who like to sit home and drink beer and watch baseball on the telly, should get some of yours because it is "only fair"?


Remember folks that only one half of American citizens pay any income tax and that is the half that work and produce.
Here is a bit of an article that appears in Catholic Culture on line:
"Certainly many people in America have improper priorities, both rich and poor alike, so you can expect to see actions taken, across the entire population, that don’t correspond to sound Christian teaching. However, without making any blanket statements on the morality of how capitalism works in the United States, I would like to point out two things.

First, if you bought something, someone worked to make it, and if that item requires service, someone is providing that service. This means that purchasing decisions made by everyone, including the rich, create jobs for hardworking men and women the world over. You may think that purchasing a Rolls-Royce Phantom is irresponsible, and perhaps after a fashion it is (I don’t know that anyone needs a Phantom)...but tell that to the people that are employed by Rolls-Royce/BMW. At the least, the luxury purchases of the rich support industries that keep people employed.

Second point: let’s just say you are Paul Allen—self-made billionaire and one of the richest men in the world (32nd most rich, to be precise). Leaving aside for the moment that you are a well known philanthropist (and leaving aside the debate as to whether or not you support the right things)—do you keep your billions under the world’s largest mattress? No! Your billions are invested in various places—mostly, in companies.

The point is that rich people invariably keep their money working within the market, whether by spending it, investing it, or donating it (if only for the tax write-off). All of this supplies jobs within the global economy. This is not to equate buying a superyacht or investing in the market with charitable action by any means; it is merely to point out that rich people don’t put their money in a vault and swim in it like Scrooge McDuck. Take money away from the rich through socialist redistribution and you are just adding a layer of ineffective government control to perform what that money already is, for the most part, doing—creating new jobs and/or assisting the less fortunate..."

by Peter Mirus


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