Can we be this inequitable and call the US a christian nation?

Having grow in my formative years a Texas Lutheran and then attending Catholic High School my last two years at Saint John DeMatha High School where they asked me to consider joining the order, which I politely turned down. And having spent from that time studying the major religious poems, texts, Stella’a ~ translated. I’m pretty sure I can ex spouse about what it means to be a Christian as well as anyone else.

So when I see headlines like this. “U.S. income inequality, on rise for decades, is now highest since 1928”

Emmanuel Saez, an economics professor at UC-Berkeley, has been doing just that for years. And according to his research, U.S. income inequality has been increasing steadily since the 1970s, and now has reached levels not seen since 1928.

From Pew Research

This claim by John Fugelsang is one that needs to be considered.

John Fugelsang to GOP ‘If you don’t want to… by ewillies

Another point from the same Pew Research poll

“And 61% of Democrats and 50% of independents said the gap was a very big problem, versus only 28% of Republicans”

This mean that 72 percent of the GOP is ok with gross inequities and I have to ask name because I’ve not found it in 32 years of of looking where it’s ok in any religion to allow this to happen. When I say this I mean this…

Income inequality: The U.S. ranks third among all the advanced economies in the amount of income inequality. The top 1% of Americans control nearly a quarter of all the country’s income, the highest share controlled by the top 1% since 1928.

http://web.stanford.edu/group/scspi/

 

This, the USA,  is not a compassionate nation and I believe one of the fundamental tenets of Christianity was as I was taught is to be carrying for the sick the tired the poor and we don’t even come close in the USA today.