What many Republicans fail to understand.
I frequently write about the income disparity in this nation. I’m not a fan of great wealth, see it as unnecessary hoarding while others do without, and I do support government-funded programs that help people in need. One person often comments on these posts with his opposing view, saying the wealthy earned it, let them keep it … all of it. Of course, there is a fallacy in that the majority of very wealthy people actually inherited most of their wealth and have not done much to earn it at all, apart from hiring wise people to advise them in their investment strategies to increase their wealth. Recently this person, whose comments I largely ignore, said that if people simply learned to “invest more wisely”, there wouldn’t be poverty.
Wisely, I did not respond to his comment, for at that moment my answer would not have been calm and reasoned. …
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The republicans who support ‘wealth’ and also make much of being Christian would do well to look through the gospels for Christ’s comments on wealth and the wealthy…then reflect. Just one (I shared this with Jill):
“And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in; it chokes the Word, which becomes unfruitful” – Mark 4:19.