"Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the nation, has been a model of success in the retail industry and been a boon for the shareholders of the company. No one should question or restrict the business community's efforts to improve investor's returns or shareholder's valuation.
"However, all of us including the business community must remember that there is a basic obligation to support and pay their fair share of local tax burden in order to be a responsible corporate citizen. In the case of Wal-Mart, not only are they not paying their fair share of taxes, but creating a health care burden for the state and local governments as well."
- Randy Brinson, chairman of the Christian Coalition of Alabama
Remember the good ol' days when the Christian Coalition was all about limiting government-- not in making sure everybody gets fairly fleeced by the state? Of course "fair share" to most people who talk like this is code for "soak the rich little devils." The "Social Gospel" is nothing more that baptized socialism. It's Karl Marx in an Easter Sunday dress. It's certainly not "good news." Taxing Wal-Mart more helps no one ultimately because it increases the size of government. Big Government is bad for everyone, whether they pay taxes or not. "Christian coalitions" throughout America would be wise to put their trust in Christ-- not Caesar. Christ is the Lord of all, yet He only asks for a tithe. Caesar, on the other hand, owns nothing but debt obligations and demands a whole lot more than 10 percent.
Gimme that ol' time Religion... it's good enough for me!