Once again we have a politician using the Bible to support a political position. This time it’s Ohio governor John Kasich, a Republican, believes the Bible can be used to support taking money from some people so it can be given to other people. He’s critical of people who oppose the expansion of Medicare in his state. He offered to buy opponents of his expansive efforts a copy of the Bible to set them straight:
“Look at Medicaid expansion. Do you know how many people are yelling at me? I go out to events where people yell at me. You know what I tell ’em? … I say, there’s a book. It’s got a new part and an old part; they put it together, it’s a remarkable book. If you don’t have one, I’ll buy you one. It talks about how we treat the poor. Sometimes you just have to lead.”
The Bible addresses poverty a great deal. But there’s not one passage that says that the State – civil government – should tax workers to create programs to help the poor.
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