Bringing up religion — a topic that brings great distress to Romney’s campaign — the president suggested to an audience at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. that Jesus would tax the rich.
He said, “I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’ teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.”
Obama justified his efforts to regulate the financial and healthcare industries, citing his religious beliefs of Christianity.
“We can all benefit from turning to our Creator, listening to him,” Obama said. “Avoiding phony religiosity … This is especially important right now when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”
One quarter of Americans believe is a Muslim according to a 2010 poll.
Romney, a Mormon, has been widely panned from both the left and the right for his comments on lower-income Americans.