Senator Joe Biden recently raised a few eyebrows for suggesting that as a faithful Catholic he believes life begins at conception, but he votes pro-abortion because he doesn’t want to tell people to follow his religious views. Biden is once again mixing faith and politics, and this time it’s about taxes.
Senator Biden suggested last week that we have a “patriotic duty” to pay higher taxes, but he backed up that view with his Catholic faith, saying, “Catholic social doctrine as I was taught it is, you take care of people who need the help the most.” Where are the alarmist press releases from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State? Where is the ACLU? Wait a minute – Biden was using faith to push a leftwing tax-and-spend agenda. That’s okay. Nothing to see here – move along.
When it comes to defending the lives of the most vulnerable among us, Senator Biden does not want you to abide by religious teaching. But when it comes to your money, he’s ready to preach a sermon on the Gospel of Social Justice.
But even here, Senator Biden does not practice what he preaches. According to an editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal, “…Mr. Biden and his wife recently released their tax returns, and they reported an average of $380, or 0.2% of their income, in annual charitable contributions over a 10-year period.” Liberals are always more generous with other people’s money.