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Obama, the Bible and the end of capitalism

by Brad A. Greenberg

November 6, 2008 | 2:48 pm

It’s true: Most of my friends vote with their wallets—at least they think they do. But because most of my friends are a bit light in the pocket, they did the opposite in voting for John McCain and fearing Barack Obama. See, when the rich get tax breaks, and you’re not rich, it costs you.

This is obviously not true for everybody, but that really doesn’t matter. I started this post simply because I wanted to publish a comment a friend just left on my Facebook wall:

“Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you.”

That’s the first verse of James Ch. 5. Now, I don’t honestly believe Obama will equal the end of capitalism, and I’ve thought the attacks on him as a socialist have been vacuous; at the same time, beliefs that he is going to be a panacea for Uncle Sam are naive. Both sentiments are strong.

Anyone see “South Park” (about) last night?


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