Obama on Taxes: What Would Jesus Do?

Republicans aren’t the only politicians who can play the religion card. President Obama tied Christianity to his policy proposals—specifically taxes—at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. Obama argued that the wealthiest Americans should be expected to pay higher taxes because “I think that it’s going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’” He went on to insist that “we can all benefit from turning to our Creator, listening to him. Avoiding phony religiosity ... this is especially important right now, when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”