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Let rich be taxed more as Jesus said: Obama



US President Barack Obama has said that rich Americans should pay more taxes as it coincides with Jesusalt39 teachings. The rich should pay more not only because ” I actually think that is going to make economic sense, bu

t for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesuss teaching that alt39 for unto whom much is given, much shall be required,alt39″ Obama said at the Washington Hilton, ANI reports.

” We can all benefit from turning to our Creator, listening to him. Avoiding phony religiosity… This is especially important right now when wealt39re facing some big challenges as a nation,” alt39 Politicoalt39 quoted Obama, him saying Obama infused his remarks on spirituality with a populist message of economic fairness, echoing rhetoric he unveiled in December in Osawatomie, Kan., and returned to in his State of the Union address last week.

He said on Thursday that religious teachings support ” caring for the poor and those in need.” Those values have ” always made this country great – when we live up to them; when we donalt39t just give lip service to them; when we donalt39t just talk about them one day a year.

And theyalt39re the ones that have defined my own faith journey,” he said.

POOR AUCTION BID Meanwhile, Obamas 7- year- old gray Chrysler, which was once driven by him before he became the President, failed to find any buyers in an auction.

An eBay auction for the Chrysler 300C Obama leased before he got to the White House closed late on Wednesday without any bids meeting the minimum, the alt39 ABC Newsalt39 reported.

Although the listing agent did receive bids from as far away as Australia, but none of them touched the 1 million- dollar opening bid required by the cars owner.

The Chrysler had been driven only two miles when Obama, then an Illinois state senator, leased it in 2004 for the first time.