Friday, September 19, 2008

Now It's My Turn to Ask: Who Are You to Question My "Patriotism"?



To make matters worse, Sen. Biden claims that higher taxes are not just a patriotic duty, but also his duty as a Catholic to impose:
Fired up in a room full of union members, Joe Biden angrily defended both his ticket’s tax plan and his own claim that tax hikes for the rich are patriotic, while urging fellow Democrats to stand their ground on what he said was a values debate.

Biden, speaking to members of the Laborers International Union of North America, began by saying that there is “no disagreement” between John McCain and Barack Obama on the need for tax cuts. The real issue, he said, is who gets them.

“Catholic social doctrine as I was taught it is, you take care of people who need the help the most,” he said. “Now it’d be different if you could make the case to me that by giving this tax cut to the very wealthy, everybody else was going to be better off. We saw what happened the last eight years when we gave that tax cut.”
So, suddenly Sen. Biden has found an issue on which he is willing to "impose his Catholic beliefs" on others: confiscating more of their money. Never mind that Catholic social teaching says nothing about tax policy (as opposed to, say, requiring politicians to work to restrict abortion), and never mind that, if Sen. Biden believes so strongly in taking care of people who need help the most, then his giving ALMOST NOTHING to charity certainly is a strange way of showing it.

Courtesy of Zach Brissett at In Toon with the World


UPDATE
Also see my post at Catholics Against Joe Biden (which takes a slightly different tack).

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6 Comments:

At 9/19/2008 7:59 AM, Blogger Rick Lugari said...

“Catholic social doctrine as I was taught it is, you take care of people who need the help the most,” he said.

Except the unborn of course.

 
At 9/19/2008 8:10 AM, Anonymous crankycon said...

Biden's just confirming what we've known all along: the left has no problem imposing their beliefs on others. So when Biden goes into his whole "personally opposed but" spiel, we can take it for the absolute lie that it is.

 
At 9/19/2008 8:13 AM, Blogger PB said...

Last I checked $42,000 a year was not rich.

 
At 9/19/2008 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Change you can believe in... as long as it uses other people's money."

 
At 9/19/2008 12:55 PM, Blogger Donald R. McClarey said...

If Biden were Robin Hood, he would rob everyone and give his loot to the Sheriff of Nottingham in exchange for a cushy government job. Patriotism my eye! Biden has been on a government payroll almost all his adult life and he rightly understands that the more taxes the government takes the more power the government has. He views this as a good thing, and naturally he would as a powerful government insider since the second Nixon administration. Naturally we mere serfs have a slightly different point of view.

 
At 9/19/2008 1:07 PM, Blogger LargeBill said...

I often wonder if Biden even hears the words he utters? Consider this quote: “Catholic social doctrine as I was taught it is, you take care of people who need the help the most,”

The key word in that sentence is the word "YOU." The word you should be applied to himself not a collective group of other people. Catholic teaching does not include a requirement to force others to help in the manner some bureaucrat sees fit.

Problem is, while some bishops have rightfully chided his evil position on abortion, no one from the church will dispute his silly notion on government taxation being the preferred form of charity. Too many in the church share his socialist (communist?) governmental ideas.

 

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