Who could afford to pay a pandemic surtax?
In a previous post titled: Pandemic Surtax, I stated my opinion “Why is a surtax needed as an incentive to make wise prudent government and private citizen decisions to cope during the pandemic?
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb that would help solve this conundrum.
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor. (Proverb 10:15)
The poor plead for mercy,
but the rich answer harshly. (Proverb 18:23)
What’s My Point?
The pandemic is a harsh circumstance that has occurred and cannot be blamed on either the rich or the poor.
However, the rich are fortified with wealth for a longer period during harsh times such as this pandemic.
In another previous post titled: Politicians ears are shut from the cry’s; I related another proverb to consider as a clue to this conundrum.
Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out. (Proverb 21:13)
My point is because this pandemic is both harsh and has created an unprecedent need on the poor because of government mandates to shut down the businesses they are employed, and 53 million Americans live on week to week paychecks, we need to listen to the cries of the poor.
In My Opinion
After reading a post forwarded to me, perhaps it will become not only a clue but a source where and who to surtax.
And the reason why is because of the urgent appeals I am listening to from charitable organizations who are crying out for more people to donate to help during the pandemic.
Read the Source links Below
Is it even more sad that the politicians who are elected to serve cannot seem to solve this simple conundrum or hear the cries of the poor during this harsh pandemic?
Is the conundrum so hard to solve because our Nation’s religious beliefs have waned over time because we no longer teach or practice the wisdom and love our founders believed when they founded our Nation?
Regards and goodwill blogging.