Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon who used his speaking time at the recent non-partisan National Prayer Breakfast to advocate a 10 percent flat tax, told Fox News host Chris Wallace that he was just trying to “please” God (video below).
During the National Prayer Breakfast, Carson had suggested that Biblical “tithing” of 10 percent would be a better system than having the wealthy pay a higher tax rate than the poor.
However, the Bible never states that tithing at 10 percent to a house of worship should also be applied to the government's tax on citizens.
According to RawStory.com, during a Sunday interview, Carson said of his 10 percent tax plan: “I serve God. And my purpose is to please Him. And if God be for you, who can be against you?”
Carson is retiring from his career as a surgeon in June and has said that a possible run for president (suggested by the Wall Street Journal) was “up to God.”