Scottish cardinal calls for ‘Robin Hood tax’


Written by Catholic Culture News

Cardinal Keith O’Brien has lent his support to calls for a “Robin Hood tax” on the financial sector.

“My message to [Prime Minister] David Cameron is to seriously think again about this Robin Hood tax, the tax to help the poor by taking a little bit from the rich,” the prelate said. “The poor have suffered tremendously from the financial disasters of recent years and nothing, really, has been done by the very rich people to help them.”

Referring to the “reasonably well off,” Cardinal O’Brien added that “it is these people who have had to suffer because of the financial disasters of recent years and it is immoral. It is not moral just to ignore them and to say struggle along, while the rich can go sailing along in their own sweet way.”

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6 Responses

  1. “…while the rich can go sailing along in their own sweet way.”

    Hi Sue!

    You suppose he is talking about his own pope here?

    I am sure the RCC woul be the first in line to donate to this Robin Hood tax. :-)

  2. Hey Diane,
    I agree. :)

  3. Hi Sue,

    I just wanted to congratulate you. See next comment..

    • Keep up the good work. You are trying to help Catholics. My ministry is to Protestants. Crazy things are happening in the Protestant churches too. This story is just another sign that we are heading for a one world govt. See next comment…

      • If I’m counting correctly, this should be your 100,000th hit. Congratulations and keep up the good work. Jesus is coming soon and we want as many to come along as possible.

        May your day be blessed…

  4. Thank you Chris. Bless you. I have a lot going on and have been unable to blog lately. Thanks for kind words.

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