Pres. Obama Lectured on the 10% Biblical Tithe and the U.S. Tax System

On Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson gave a 25 minute address that lambasted political correctness, proposed changes to Obamacare and urged tax reform.

One of his more interesting discussions delved into "fairness" and the U.S. tax system.

He argued:

"What about our taxation system? So complex there is no one who can possibly comply with every jot and tittle of our tax system. If I wanted to get you, I could get you on a tax issue. That doesn't make any sense. What we need to do is come up with something that is simple.
When I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the Universe, God, and he's given us a system. It's called tithe. Now we don't necessarily have to do it 10% but it's principle. He didn't say, if your crops fail, don't give me any tithes. He didn't say, if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithes. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality. You make $10 Billion dollars you put in a Billion. You make $10 you put in $1 - of course, you gotta get rid of the loopholes, but now now some people say, that's not fair because it doesn't hurt the guy who made $10 Billion dollars as much as the guy who made $10. Where does it say you have to hurt the guy. He's just put in a billion in the pot. We don't need to hurt him.
It's that kind of thinking - it's that kind of thinking that has resulted in 602 banks in the Cayman Islands."