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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Love the way the “religious right” is attacking the Pope with all their “Christian charity”. Limbaugh’s livid, great.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    Duh. Scrooge, read the economic statistics since the Reagan ‘Revolution,’ you won’t need the Pope to tell you. Trickle down econ hasn’t done, and will NOT do, what it claims. Even RepublCons have stopped saying so. Listen to the Glen Gold Fox Rush Standard ‘News.’ Those folks aren’t talking Laffer Curves any more. It’s me me me now, mine mine mine, like Smaug in his lair drooling fire over a hoard of gilt teacups. Pathetic.

  3. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, about 3 years ago

    If memory serves Jesus said give to Caesar what is Caesar’s. So the rich keep their money and dont get into heaven while the poor will be allowed in per the word of Jesus

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    “…[S]ome people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.”
    —Pope Francis

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Somebody hasn’t read their bible… An it ain’t the pope, Jesus, or the rich guy….

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    And “the truth” as you know it masterskrain is…?

  7. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The “eye of the needle” comment refers to a narrow city gate which would-be city entrants had to pass through. The gate was so confining that weapons could not be wielded while passing through it, so bad apples would have no chance to work any ill. The gate was called “the eye of the needle,” and a camel was far, far too large to pass through it.

  8. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, almost 3 years ago

    There is practically no institution on the planet with more financial resources than the Catholic Church. And yet, they continue to beg on the streets and apply political and social pressure to get even more. They should be ashamed.

  9. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, almost 3 years ago

    “The gap between the rich and the poor is now at it’s highest point since Oct. 1929,”

    Uh, no it’s not, by practically any unit of measure. Saying it’s so doesn’t make it true.

  10. Marco Polo

    Marco Polo said, almost 3 years ago

    In the full exhortation, the Pope attributes a godless greed for profit at the expense of other people as the particular kind of free market that fails. He also spoke of corrupt governments, so they’re not off the hook either. http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium_en.html

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Smartest thing Poppy Bush ever said, calling Trickle-Down “Voodoo Economics”.

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually, big government and heavy handed regulation of business work to make the rich get richer and wreck the prospects of the poor.
    Yes, the gap between rich and poor is growing wider just as government is usurping more and more power and control over society. We do know what happened.

  13. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, Reasons, good for you; [by] excluding yourself, you were the coolest guy there.

    You may have a – well, close-to unique & isolated – example, but even at that, what do you think the buyer did, answer an ad on Craigslist? Was no auction fee paid? Did s/he just stick it in his pocket and walk home with it, or did they pay a few bucks for security, handling, etc.? I doubt they even got them hung up for less a few hundred dollars.

    I don’t know who originated the term trickle-down, and it may even have a condescending sound to it. But every single time you pay for a good or service, you prove the theory. Except most of the time, when you obtain anything from the govt, you got the worst of the trickle-down, govt being as inefficient as it is.

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years ago

    Are you kidding? Here’s the quote in context:
    A ruler questioned Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life ?” 19 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good ? No one is good except God alone. 20 "You know the commandments, ‘DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.’ " 21 And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, He said to him, “One thing you still lack ; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven ; and come, follow Me.” 23 But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God ! 25 “For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Luke 18:18-25
    And it shows up more than once in the Gospels:
    “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:29. And Jesus is QUITE specific that you need to give up all you have to follow him.
    “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed ; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” Luke 12:15
    “Sell your possessions and give to charity ; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.” Luke 12:33
    “For the love of money is the root of all evil.”
    —1 Timothy 6:10
    I dug these up in about ten minutes. Try reading that book called the Bible.

  15. William

    William said, almost 3 years ago

    The Lord came to save sinners NOT to meddle in the economics of his time or ours.

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