- Apr 5, 2004
The idea of someone who can hardly feed their children, or keep them warm at night, feeling obliged to give 10% to the church ......
And how is that working out exactly? Roads, water, electricity, libraries are all in the toilet in this country. You don't need public finance to build any of those things. That is the part that you don't understand.This is how governments all over the world work. I am wary to waste my time in discussion with a clueless individual. To gauge your intelligence, please tell me what you understand about capital vs operation expenditure in the public sphere. Where to does the money to build public infrastructure such as roads, water, electricity, libraries, landfill sites, etc come from?
They are legitimate because they cannot be replaced by the private sector. Social contract theory explains why. However, if you want to delude yourself that SANRAL is the only entity in the country that is capable of making a flat piece of earth in the ground and covering it with tar, you can pay the government all you salary.Hence the taxes. Glad we agree.
Still, at least taxes go to helping and upkeep of the nation. As for taxes, one is just helping the pastor buy their Mercedez Benz ML500 and pay the mortgage. These churches might as well ask people to submit their payslips.Everyone who pays income tax effectively allows for much more of that to be stolen from their accounts.
I'm not a pastor.. but do drive Mercedes E500 2015 Model Very nice car must sayStill, at least taxes go to helping and upkeep of the nation. As for taxes, one is just helping the pastor buy their Mercedez Benz ML500 and pay the mortgage. These churches might as well ask people to submit their payslips.