Friday, February 07, 2020

Pope Francis Says - "Eat the Rich"

Pope Francis says tax policies that favour the rich - tax havens, shelters and such - are part of a "structure of sin."
Speaking at the seminar set up by the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences the Pope criticized “the richest people” for receiving “repeated tax cuts” in the name of “investment and development.” These “tax haven accounts” impede “the possibility of the dignified and sustained development of all social agents,” claims the Pope.

He added that “the poor increase around us” as poverty is rising around the world. This poverty can be ended if the wealthiest gave more. 
“The 50 richest people in the world have an equity equivalent to 2.2 billion dollars. Those fifty people alone could finance the medical care and education of every poor child in the world, whether through taxes, philanthropic initiatives or both. Those fifty people could save millions of lives every year,” the Pope said.


Anton said...

My God the Pope is actually applying Christ's teaching. Could this be the harbinger of the end of the world?

If Trump wins the 2020 election, we may be in for some Hell on earth mini nukes fireworks.

The Disaffected Lib said...

He's truly unhinged, Anton. Four more years of Trump could leave America and, for that matter, the world in a heap of ashes. Who knows, Trump might even send his Epstein team to visit the Vatican.

Anonymous said...

"... the Pope criticized 'the richest people' for receiving “repeated tax cuts” in the name of 'investment and development.'” He's right, of course, but he'd be on more solid moral footing if he weren't the head of a multinational organization that operates virtually tax free.


Anonymous said...

Very relevant comment from Francis. Following this, will Catholics in America who strongly support Trump and his Republican cohorts soften their enthusiasm for these masters of massive tax cuts for the super wealthy? Despite the promised cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security to pay for these cuts? I rather doubt it. Trump need only remind them of the Kavanaugh appointment (adios Roe vs Wade) and they’ll be even more committed. Mac

The Disaffected Lib said...

Cap, Francis didn't create the Roman Catholic Church. It's not an institution open to revolution. Ask Martin Luther. The best he could ever do was to attempt to steer it on a somewhat different course and that he has done.