What Would Jesus Do?

That is the question corrupted Congresscritter Charles Rangel (D-NY) asks when it comes to the debt ceiling debate. He doesn’t know exactly what Jesus would say about the debt crisis, but he thinks religious leaders should be a part of the conversation.

It is a moral question. So I am surprised that we don’t hear from the rabbis and the priests and the ministers and the imams. This is their business, not just politicians’,” he told Fox News on Sunday.

Two days earlier, Rangel held a news conference where he asked “What would Jesus do” about the debt problem He called on religious leaders to speak up on the Medicare and Social Security cuts Republicans want to make, which would hit the elderly and the poor the hardest.

Rangel insists, “If the sky, the economic sky was to fall the very rich in this country would not feel any pain at all.” But when pressed on exactly what that higher power would say about America’s money problems, he replied “I don’t know what Jesus or Moses or anyone would say. But, the issues are so morally clear…we are our brothers keepers.

Rangel summed up his argument by saying, “You know all of this is biblical… If you read your bibles and you read the spiritual scriptures you will see that clearly that Jesus would have something to say about this debate.”

This is ironic coming from a man who was found guilty by the House panel of 11 ethics violations. I’m pretty sure Jesus would advise Rangel live to a higher standard.  And I’m pretty sure Jesus would advise our lawmakers to be more fiscally responsible and get our national debt (at over $14 TRILLION) under control.

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Luke 18:22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. Matthew 19:21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Matthew 25:34-45 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For… Read more »

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If Jesus kicked the money lenders out of the temple, I’m pretty sure he’d do something about Rangel trying to imply reckless debt spending is a Godly thing.

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Jesus would have one look, scratch his head and say:”I’m outa here”.

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Jesus would have told old Charlie R. to sell what he had and give the money to the poor. I’m sure Rangel is well aware of that story. If he’s not prepared to do it himself as an example, he shouldn’t be asking anyone else to do it.

What would Jesus do? He’d call Rangel a hypocrit and a “whited sepulchre” which, of course, is exactly what he is!