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Religion, Rangel and the Debt Ceiling (Tax-cheat Charlie asks - "what would Jesus do?")
Fox News ^ | 7/08/11 | Bree Tracey

Posted on 07/09/2011 5:20:41 AM PDT by Libloather

Religion, Rangel and the Debt Ceiling
by Bree Tracey | July 08, 2011

In what seemed more like a Sunday church service than a Capitol Hill press conference, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., called out for his fellow lawmakers and all Americans to do "the Lord's work" as a solution to fixing the debt ceiling.

"These are not political questions," Rangel asserted. "These are moral questions."

**SNIP**

While lawmakers from both parties are asking what President Obama is going to do about the debt ceiling, Rangel continues to ask, "what would Jesus do?"

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debt; jesus; rangel; religion
Pay his taxes?
1 posted on 07/09/2011 5:20:48 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Forgive congress for their sins, but still hold them accountable?


2 posted on 07/09/2011 5:23:22 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: Libloather

Just don’t bring up the “J” name when debating abortion or gay marriage?


3 posted on 07/09/2011 5:23:53 AM PDT by NewCenturions
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To: Libloather

HE WOULD HAVE NEVER OBLITERATED THE SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUND......... THOU SHALT NOT STEAL!


4 posted on 07/09/2011 5:28:04 AM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: Libloather

He would not indulge in or encourage envy, jealousy, covetousness or theft.


5 posted on 07/09/2011 5:30:16 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Libloather
"These are moral questions."

Yes, you tax cheating, race baiting Poverty Pimp. Sticking your hand in my pocket is a moral question. What Jesus would do is irrelevant, what the Constitution compels you to do is all you should worry about.

6 posted on 07/09/2011 5:34:46 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: TPOOH
HE WOULD HAVE NEVER OBLITERATED THE SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUND......... THOU SHALT NOT STEAL!

Or bear false witness, or worship any other "god" ("gub'mint" & "money"), or covet thy neighbors' incomes, ...

Don't know for sure, but as a protected Dem, he probably supports abortion.

Whatever Jesus would do, it certainly wouldn't be what Charlie does.

7 posted on 07/09/2011 5:46:39 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Libloather

Jesus fed the 5 thousand with 5 loaves and 2 fish. That is exactly what the Democrats think the government should be able to do!

(thou shalt have no Gods before me)


8 posted on 07/09/2011 5:56:12 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: Libloather

Give 10%.


9 posted on 07/09/2011 6:04:34 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Libloather

Solly Charlie, but giving “alms” to the poor was to be done voluntarily (2 Corinthians 9:7) and in private (Matt. 6:2) with God alone the judge of the value of the sacrifice.
Taxes in Jesus’s day finded the lavish ;ifestyles of the rulers (like Charlie’s), the Roman army, and infrastructure.
Not one mite of the taxes paid by Jesus went to aid the poor or the sick.


10 posted on 07/09/2011 6:05:52 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism is the greed of the poor and the polticians who exploit them.)
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To: Libloather

WWJD

He will be at the front door of Hell bitch slapping through the door pigs like the subject Congresscritter and other abortionist, pervert-pandering, America-hating and God- mocking fools!

Not being judgemental-—I have read his Book!


11 posted on 07/09/2011 6:08:29 AM PDT by texican01
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To: Libloather

Not spend recklessly?


12 posted on 07/09/2011 6:12:37 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: Jim Robinson

Donate to FR?


13 posted on 07/09/2011 6:20:37 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Cut spending and LOWER the debt ceiling.


14 posted on 07/09/2011 6:28:16 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Tea Party: La Resistance)
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To: Libloather

Washington is in the clutch of the Devil.


15 posted on 07/09/2011 6:28:56 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Tea Party: La Resistance)
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To: Libloather

He might just tell Charlie to sell his Cadillac and his diamond rings and give themoney to the poor.


16 posted on 07/09/2011 6:33:03 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism is the greed of the poor and the polticians who exploit them.)
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To: Libloather

Didn’t he say that the borrower is slave to the lender? Therefore, if Charlie is implying that we should keep borrowing and spending, Charlie must be advocating SLAVERY!


17 posted on 07/09/2011 6:34:23 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Libloather

Rangel is certainly a moral authority, isn’t he?


18 posted on 07/09/2011 6:40:47 AM PDT by dools0007world (uestion)
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To: Libloather

“what would Jesus do?” He’d vote conservative, not socialist.


19 posted on 07/09/2011 6:56:14 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Libloather

IF old Charlie had spent his time reading ‘what Jesus said’, he would not now be calling on His name in vain. Religion of ridicule on full display. What he is saying to me is ‘Christians’ turn your other cheek and quite itching about how hard it is to make the bricks.


20 posted on 07/09/2011 7:07:50 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Libloather

Someone like Rangel really needs to be careful about invoking Jesus, unless he, himself is repenting and asking for forgiveness.


21 posted on 07/09/2011 7:15:32 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: vanilla swirl

Exactly my thought when I read the article.
Congress can not perform miracles,
even if they pass a law saying that they can.

“...It was just a year ago that Rangel, the former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, was censured by his colleagues for various ethical violations...”


22 posted on 07/09/2011 7:37:11 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Libloather
Rangel continues to ask, "what would Jesus do?"

IMHO Jesus would exile your cheating ass into the desert............

23 posted on 07/09/2011 8:45:51 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: Libloather
Rangel continues to ask, "what would Jesus do?"

Funny coming from a God-hating socialist. Jesus would be for "free will", not government confiscation along the lines of "Rob Peter to subsidize Paul and secure his vote."

All I hear from chuck is so much hot air. I hope the old fool does have a "come to Jesus" moment sometime soon, but this sure isn't it.

24 posted on 07/09/2011 10:11:43 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Libloather

Would he say “give unto Ceasar what is Ceasar’s and give unto God what is God’s”, which assumes there would still be some let over for God?


25 posted on 07/09/2011 4:27:43 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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