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The Christian case for Biden’s plan to raise taxes on America’s rich
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The Christian case for Biden’s plan to raise taxes on America’s rich

Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons writes about why taxing the rich reflects Christian ethics.

Jesus taught that “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” His words came to mind as I watched Jeff Bezos board his private spaceship in July. It seems easier today for a billionaire to launch himself into space than for Congress to increase taxes on rich people.

Thankfully, Congress is now considering how to raise taxes on wealthy people and corporations to fund historic investments in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. This isn’t just good policy or good politics, it’s also good Christian ethics.

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