WWJD


NPR has a post by Frank James (H/T Hot Air), which seems to compare the President’s plea for support for his “Jobs Bill” with Jesus’ instructions to Peter regarding his work as an apostle.

If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill.

Compare this with

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter,”Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

I’d be offended if the comparison weren’t so absurd.

Those of us who are Christians can probably all agree that God has a special place in His heart for the poor. We can surely agree that we have an obligation to help the poor. Where we would differ would be on how best to help them.

There are some among us who really do believe that the President’s jobs proposal will benefit the poor. There are others (myself included) who believe that the adverse effects of the proposed bill would outweigh any benefits. I oppose the “Jobs Bill” not out of greed but out of concern for the harm it would do to the poor.