Thursday, December 21, 2006

Taxing Situations

In this holiday season, am I the only one who sees the irony in how Perdue has dealt with his taxes vrs. how Mary and Jospeh dealt with their obligation? Joseph and a very pregnant Mary traveled from Galilee to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. Perdue apparently sent his money to Florida to avoid paying his. Joseph went to a lot of trouble to pay his taxes while Sonny went to great lengths to avoid paying his.

And Republicans want you to believe that they are the party that embraces Christian values. That's quite a disconnect. Here's the text from the Gospel of Luke:

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her a firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

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