Monday, June 2, 2014

Rush Limbaugh Lectures Pope on Charity/Giving

Rush Limbaugh and Pope Francis aren't necessarily best buddies
Rush Limbaugh and Pope Francis aren't best friends
This news was somewhat important, but it felt though my news-crack. Last month, Pope Francis said came out and said that "wealth redistribution" was a good thing. It really shouldn't be 'news' if you're a Christian because Jesus pretty much said the same thing.

We've got the redistribution of wealth in America today, in a form of its own. The Fed takes the money from the poor and gives it to the rich. The process is known as the Wall Street. And who's in favour of this? Rush Limbaugh. So Rush wanted to lecture the Pope on Christianity on his talk radio show. "The Pope, ladies and gentlemen, is back. [He's] demanding a legitimate redistribution of wealth. Pope Francis called for governments to redistribute the wealth for the poor, in a new spirit of generosity, to help curve the economy of exclusion that's taking hold today," said Rush. But he wasn't willing to stop there until he smears the message with some of his own Republican talking points. "The Pope is demanding that the United Nations to somehow use its influence to get member-states to redistribute wealth. That's Marxism, that's Socialism, that's not charity, the church is the place where that kind of thing, charity, should come from."

So clearly Rush knows more about charity than the Pope. Fact of the matter is charities exist, and it's not working to help the poor to get into the middle class. The top 85 wealthiest people in the world own more money that the bottom 50% of the population of the world - and that's taking place in the existence of charities. In other words, what Rush is proposing is income inequality cannot, and should not, be solved by the bodies of political power. They should just continue to enforce the statues quo that helps the millionaires like himself.

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