Just me. (lara7) wrote,
Just me.
lara7

shoutingboy, I'm looking your god/tax nerd direction...

In the "politics make strange bedfellows" category, here are two articles that address regressive taxation as a Biblical issue, ie, Alabama, a state that's something like 90% Bible-believing Christians, also has a tax structure that is so shockingly awful to the poor (how would you like to pay state income tax if your income was $4600/year? if so, then by all means, move to Alabama), even other folks from the Deep South are appalled.

Anyway, this tax law professor decided to spend her sabbatical at a Evangelical seminary, studied what the Bible had to say about the poor, and is now confronting Alabamans with the "put your money where your faith is" argument. The fact that she may be succeeding with Biblical interpretation where liberalism, common sense, and populism have failed is just icing on the cake.

http://www.prospect.org/webfeatures/2003/08/wilkinson-f-08-28.html


http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week648/interview4.html
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