Charity is a voluntary act that cannot be included in the coersive theft of one person's money to the benefit of another. There is a major difference that has nothing to do with what Jesus taught, so get lost with the atheistic arguments that we, as Christians, are not helping the poor and downtrodden. Christians, as a group, donate more time, effort, and money to helping the poor than all the liberal, socialists regardless of affiliation. The problem with liberals and progressives and socialists is that they are fighting to support a proven failure of policy. Everywhere it has ever been tried socialism/communism has failed. Sooner or later, those who work get tired of having their money stolen by govt and then where will u b?