Jesus advocated for the poor, marginalized and alien.

Yes, but He never suggested that the right way to help the poor was through paying taxes into government social programs.

If I give a dollar to Habitat for Humanity San Antonio (for example) I can see that 91c of that dollar goes to the charitable works actually performed by the charity. OTOH, if I pay an extra dollar in taxes, 2c of that goes to social services; the rest gets sucked up by defense and all the other things that government does.

Not every efficient, by my way of thinking. And I don’t think Jesus would think so either.

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.