This is a good theological meditation. But it sets me thinking about “Tax Freedom Day.” Whoever does the math for that isn’t paying attention to tax brackets and the idea of a progressive tax system. Not everybody hits tax freedom day at the same time, because not everybody pays the same percentage of their income. Canada as a whole may hit tax freedom day around June 6, but I seriously doubt Tim Challies as a pastor and christian author pays a full 43% of his income.
My tax freedom day, for the last 10 years, I think, has been some time in December of the previous year. I get more back than I put in. That’s what you call *really* progressive, and while I appreciate it, I’m not sure that I approve.