Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Despite my best efforts, the DUmmies have found our little secret!

Oh noes! We might have to donate to the cause of piecing back together all of those exploding heads!

paagal kutta (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:18 AM
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clearly this is bullshit.
i refuse to believe conservatives are more generous than those with liberal, inclusive views. so how is this author dude claiming otherwise?

Link to Real Clear Politics. Damn you Thomas Sowell! We ought to make you pay to repair these sploded heads!

MonkeyFunk (236 posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:24 AM
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1. I think this has always been true...
but remember, they count churches as "charities".

Downtown Hound (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:26 AM
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2. As someone who has been homeless and worked with the homeless
I can tell you that I have never seen a single Republican volunteer his or her time or money to help. NOT ONE. Every one who ever donated or volunteered was a liberal.

This article is complete and utter bullshit.

Gwerlain (326 posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:27 AM
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3. Oh, you mean like...
all those rich bastards figuring out how not to have to pay any income tax? So they're giving all my tax money to jebus. Lovely.

walldude (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:30 AM
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5. Oh please, they really want us to believe that whole
"trickle down" theory. Make the rich richer and they'll pass it on down to the poor. Gimme a break. This is how they donate money. Barbara Bush gives $40,000 dollars to help victims of Katrina. The stipulation is that the 40 g's goes to Neil's software company. Yeah what a generous lot they are

Mythsaje (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:47 AM
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6. Aren't charitable donations tax deductible?
Doesn't that translate into MAKING THE GOVERNMENT PAY FOR IT ANYWAY?

Or am I just losing it?

flyingfysh (814 posts) Tue Nov-28-06 06:37 AM
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7. they are counting churches as charities
So fundamentalists who tithe to their churches are throwing off the statistics.

EST (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 07:36 AM
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9. Sowell is a black republican.
Similar to a Jewish Nazi.
He's nuts.

zbdent (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 09:55 AM
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11. Maybe because liberals are likely to give to charities (especially legit ones)
just for the sake of trying to do some good, whereas most "conservatives" usually give to charities (esp. ones that are purely there for RW causes, or "fronts" for "charitable organizations") only to the point where it makes a difference on their tax return ... and once they reach the minimum donation for the maximum tax relief, they stop ...

nuxvomica (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 11:10 AM
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13. I'd really like to see the breakdown
If you ignore donations to religious groups, conservatives may not give so much. The same could probably be said about environmental groups and liberals. Even if conservatives give more than liberals for purely humanitarian causes, the issue is beside the point. No charity can have nearly the same positive effect as progressive government policies and investments. What's the point of giving to a soup kitchen if I turn around and vote for someone whose agenda is to increase the number of people who need to visit that soup kitchen?

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