"If I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense. But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that `for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’ It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who’ve been blessed have an obligation to use those blessings to help others, or the Jewish doctrine of moderation and consideration for others."
President Barack Obama, at the National Prayer Breakfast
No. You can try to justify your policies with religion all you want, but here’s the difference. When a Christian is supposed to give up something for others, it is voluntary, and an act of charity. A government forcibly taking someone’s money is more akin to Caesar’s policies than Jesus’s, I’d say. Regardless of whether the rich should be acting more charitably or not.