Margaret Cho: ‘Tax the Church’

September 23rd, 2015 11:14 AM

Ultra-lefty actress and comedian Margaret Cho is feeling the Bern. And apparently her choice to support self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders caused her great anguish because she is also an adoring Hilary Clinton fan.

Recently on HuffPost Live, Cho was asked if she had any intentions to run for office someday.

“I’m not sure if I have the, uh, moral fiber and fortitude and integrity that it would take to be a real politician and you know by real politician I mean somebody like, um, Senator Sanders or of course the wonderful Hilary Clinton,” Cho responded.

Is it even possible to use moral fiber, fortitude, and integrity in the same breathe as Hilary Clinton let alone describe her as a real politician? Sanders however managed to catch Cho’s attention as “he’s really onto something.”

The groundbreaking “something” Sanders is “onto” is his outlandish tax policy. Cho seems to be all for it and backed this by stating, “I think we should tax the super-rich.” 

She absurdly followed up with, “I feel, I feel like we should tax churches, I think churches tax their uh congregation with tithing so why not tax the churches, I think that would help.”

Except that tithing is taken for the church, and for the church to use, hence why it is the largest non-profit institution. There is also no penalty for not tithing! However with Sander’s plan of “everything will be free” the money will have to come from somewhere.

It is ironic that Cho would lump the church into the same category as the ultra-rich needing to pay their fair share to fix the country’s deficit. After all, according to Cho’s blog site, she is a Christian. Cho wrote, “God is all about you and what you need.  God is happy that you are gay. God made you fucking gay cuz he thinks it is awesome. God understands if you need to have an abortion. That is why he created abortion, on the 8th day.”

Whatever you do, don’t question her Christianity based off these comments though.

Fear not, Cho won’t be walking in Al Franken’s footsteps anytime soon, even though she thinks he is forthright and straightforward.

She joked:

'I feel like so much a um like it’s great to be a comedian because you can just say things and you can have a sense of, mm, political prowess and talk about politics and endorse people but you don’t have to have the responsibility of actually having a con, constituency you don’t actually have to do anything (chuckles) you can just tell jokes and comment and sort of be above it and be superior.'