Bill O’Reilly knows Jesus. It’s a little known fact that Jesus was the one who introduced him to the joys of using falafel as a sex toy in the shower. So Bill can speak for Jesus when he says that, despite his many commands to take care of the poor, he wouldn’t bother with all those poor drug users who deserve to starve.
“The problem I have, as I stated is that you’re helping one group by hurting another group and a bigger group, and so I don’t know if Jesus is going to be down with that,” O’Reilly told Pentecostal Pastor Joshua Dubois.
“Jesus would be down for the poor,” Dubois pointed out. “He would want to make sure every single person in this country had enough food to eat. And the bottom line is if you add up every single private charitable dollar that feeds hungry people in this country, it’s only 10 percent of what we would need to make sure everyone has food in their stomachs. The rest comes from the federal government.”
“You’re making a powerful argument, but there is one huge mistake in it,” O’Reilly opined. “And that is that some of the people who don’t have enough to eat, it’s their fault they don’t have enough to eat. Particularly with their children.”
He continued: “If you’re an alcoholic or heroin addict or a drug addict and you can’t hold a job, alright, and you can’t support your children — and that’s a circumstance of millions and millions of people, not most, but a lot, a substantial minority — then it’s your fault, you’re bringing the havoc, that you’re asking people who may be struggling themselves to put food on the table to give their tax money to you. And then you’re not even going to buy food with it, you’re going to buy booze and drugs with it.”
Yeah, all those heroin addicts on welfare. You know what those state drug-testing programs have found? A rate of about 2-4% positive tests for welfare recipients. But it’s so easy for rich Bill O’Reilly to pretend that he got rich because of his overwhelming virtue and talent while poor people are poor because they’re a bunch of lazy drug addicts — and to invoke their mythical Jesus to justify it.