“Pope Francis” [SIC?] explained the“structure of sin” he sees in the institution of tax havens.
“Every year hundreds of billions of dollars, which should be paid in taxes to fund health care and education, accumulate in tax haven accounts,” the pontiff told participants in a Vatican seminar, “thus impeding the possibility of the dignified and sustained development of all social agents.”
“If extreme poverty exists in the midst of wealth (also extreme) it is because we have allowed the gap to widen to become the largest in history,” the pope said. “The world’s 50 richest people have $2.2 trillion worth of assets. These fifty people alone could fund the health care and education of every poor child in the world, whether through taxes, philanthropic initiatives, or both.”
Stealing the assets of those fifty people, for the benefit of the masses would result in 50 people slowly rebuilding their wealth, poor children growing into poor adults, and hundreds of millions of middle-class people out of work and destitute. It’s not in a vault, Scrooge McDuck-style. Why doesn’t the “Pope” – and where is Pope Benedict on this, anyway?? – look into the total transfer of the world economy into the hands of the usurious wizards? Might a jubilee do more good and be more in keeping with Biblical doctrine? No, taxes are his answer. Taxes collected by the taxman, a character Jesus was known to strike blind.