Should the government confiscate church lands and property to help it raise money?

Obama didn't seem to get too much help at the summit. He even said without their help the U.S. may not succeed in the recovery.

Should the churches help to bail out the economy with their accumulated wealth? Should the churches make a tithe to the financial system and perhaps to their parishioners?

Should there at least be a tax on religion?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    i def agree on a church tax cause some of the mega churches that take in millions, or it would be great if churches did fund drives to help our economy since so many supported bush and the iraq war and big corporations

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    we would never want to take religion away but like companies using borders to become tax exempt so americans should put in their share.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, they should QUIT confiscating so much private wealth and let it be used to create more wealth. That way they make more in tax revenues from a lower rate of taxation. A lower rate of a much higher number will bring in sufficient funds if they CUT spending. They have to go through the budget and see what they have the constitutional power to do. Anything that the constitution doesn't give them the power to do they must eliminate that and allow the states and the people to have that power. I think you'd be surprised how much that would cut from the budget.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The reason Obama said without help the USA may fail. He is just starting to get you comfortable with the fact that his plan may fail he would not want to shock the nation. So he will slip it in speeches more often now, At first there will be a slight possibility and work up from there. He`s got the money now he`s got to walk the talk.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Charity is Charity, leave it alone. The church has helped many people to be free and healthy in this world. To tax the church is sin. The reason the economy is in shambles is because of capitalism and greedy men.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    conservatives have been bailing out the economy by helping the poor for a long time. what the heck...go ahead and strip them of everything. liberals won't quit until this is done...but there will be no more after that because trips to save the whales won't raise any money...oh wait...we paid for that too.

  • 1 decade ago

    Should we burn the constitution and the rights that it gives us? Should we confiscate your home so we can open a store and force you to pay extra taxes? We have rights as americans. Big time billionaires and people who pay for things with credit cards and don't pay the money back are the one's who caused this problem to begin with.

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