Kevin Drum has some fun, and rightly so, with Rick Warren’s apparent belief that Jesus was a supply-sider:
Well certainly the Bible says we are to care about the poor….But there’s a fundamental question on the meaning of “fairness.” Does fairness mean everybody makes the same amount of money? Or does fairness mean everybody gets the opportunity to make the same amount of money? I do not believe in wealth redistribution, I believe in wealth creation.The only way to get people out of poverty is J-O-B-S. Create jobs. To create wealth, not to subsidize wealth. When you subsidize people, you create the dependency. You — you rob them of dignity.
My favorite entry in the comment thread, however, involved having pity on all those suffering Wall Street tycoons, who lost all their dignity when Washington bailed them out. I guess when you’re that down and out, the only thing to do is give lots of money to people who will repeal Dodd-Frank.