Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Mitt Romney Pays $6.2 Million on $45 Million: This is Obscene

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs: them's radical words, of course. But I always thought they were just, right, and what we need to build a society on.

The current discussion about taxes in the US and in Canada goes completely counter to this. How could anyone have a need for $39 million (even over two years, which is what The New York Times today reports Mitt Romney as declaring)? For that matter, how could anyone's abilities earn them $45 million, unless he or she had really accomplished something à la Steve Jobs or Bill Gates?

Perhaps it's time for all those eager Christians to ask themselves: what would Jesus do? I suspect he wouldn't have sat on all that money.

1 comment:

lagatta à montréal said...

Antonia Zerbisias of the Toronto Star has a good feature post on this: