Why would you think you needed to interpret something so simple.
Luke 12:33-34, "Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Pretty straight forward I would say.
I would agree that the character Jesus was a socialist. I too have wondered why Christians seem to be more Republican leaning. Which is strong capitalism. I also believe it is a case of choosing to practice what they want to and ignore the rest, or in Bill's case just interpreting it to mean whatever they want.