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I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy. For me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required” [Luke 12:48].
- Barack Obama, speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on 2/2/2012, at http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/obama-i-pushed-dodd-frank-and-health-care-reform and http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/NationalPrayerBreak.