U.S. Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Freedom Summit in Greenville

Republican candidate Ben Carson takes a biblical approach to taxes

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Freedom Summit in GreenvilleBy Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Sunday his proposed flat-tax plan of about 10 percent was inspired by the biblical practice of tithing. He is a long shot in the race, but his idea of a single, proportional tax may resonate with conservative evangelical Christians who believe in tithes and with Americans frustrated by a complicated tax system. “I like the idea of a proportional tax – that way you pay according to your ability,” Carson said.

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