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Miami Man Wills $1 Million House to Government
NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Dec 12, 2011

Posted on 12/12/2011 8:49:01 PM PST by nickcarraway

Coral Gables house donated to government sold for $1.175 million

A South Florida man willed his historic house worth $1 million to the U.S. government to help eliminate the country's growing debt.

The Miami Herald reports that Uncle Sam put the Coral Gables house up for auction Saturday. The winning bid was $1.175 million.

The house belonged to James H. Davidson Jr. who lived there from his teenage years until he died last December at 87. He also left $1 million to the government.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: idiots

1 posted on 12/12/2011 8:49:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Would have been better to flush the money down the toilet


2 posted on 12/12/2011 8:52:27 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: nickcarraway

Stuck in a time when a million dollars was a lot of money.

The government blows thru that in the blink of an eye.

Thanks James !!


3 posted on 12/12/2011 8:53:08 PM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: nickcarraway

Pftftftftttt....idiot. One less Hussein voter.


4 posted on 12/12/2011 8:53:26 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: nickcarraway

It is a shame to see someone stuck int the ebb of tide between wanting to do good and believing that a corrupt government is the way.


5 posted on 12/12/2011 8:56:31 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: nickcarraway

$2.175 million is chump change in Obama’s America. It’s too bad he didn’t send it to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital were it would have done some good.


6 posted on 12/12/2011 8:58:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

what a waste


7 posted on 12/12/2011 9:04:21 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: nickcarraway

What a tool!

Didn’t he have a cat or a worm he could have left it too? It would have been put to better use.


8 posted on 12/12/2011 9:12:06 PM PST by aquila48
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To: nickcarraway

What a tool!

Didn’t he have a cat or a worm he could have left it to? It would have been put to better use.


9 posted on 12/12/2011 9:12:46 PM PST by aquila48
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To: nickcarraway

Well, let’s see now. The US Federal Government spends 4 BILLION dollars a day.

That is 4 B/ 24 hours, or 4,000 Million/24 hours, or 166.666666666 Million per hour.

Hold on! I’ve got to get my shoes and socks off for this on!

Ready! 166.66666 Million/ 60 minutes = 2.77777777 Million per minute.

2.7777777Million/60 seconds = 0.046296296 Million dollars a second, or $ 46,296.296 per second.

Now adding the 1 million cash to the 1.175 million = $2,175,000.00 life net worth.

2,175,000.00/46,296.296 dollars per second = 46.9800003 seconds of financial life donated by an 87 year old Patriot.

That is a good lesson in the futility of what the 1 % can actually do - - - one and a half TV ads, per modest millionaire.

BTW, isn’t it part of THE AMERICAN DREAM to be a modest millionaire? You know, self-reliant, not a burden on the Government - - - .


10 posted on 12/12/2011 9:18:48 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: nickcarraway

Now the government can breathe easier for .0012 of a second.


11 posted on 12/12/2011 9:19:48 PM PST by struggle
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Leaving money to the gubmint is like leaving it to General Motors because you like the guy who sold you your chevy.
12 posted on 12/12/2011 9:24:57 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll give the old fellow credit for this: actually giving a monetary gift to your government beats whining that you aren’t being taxed enough (but offering nothing ‘til they change the rules for everyone).


13 posted on 12/12/2011 9:41:10 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: nickcarraway

One more South FloriDUH trust fund baby working to keep the ‘duh’ in FloriDUH.


14 posted on 12/12/2011 9:49:03 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: nickcarraway

The most important fact is that it was his house to do with as he chose. He acted voluntarily.


15 posted on 12/12/2011 9:57:13 PM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: Graewoulf

Give the guy a break and round it up to 47 seconds.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 10:04:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: reg45

He did put his money where his mouth is unlike hypocrites such as Warren Buffet.


18 posted on 12/12/2011 10:07:09 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: nickcarraway
Well, I admire his integrity if not his judgment.
19 posted on 12/12/2011 10:09:00 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Great!

Now all we need to do is get 250 more of them to do the same and we may almost break even from the Solyndra debacle.


20 posted on 12/12/2011 10:39:54 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: nickcarraway

What an idiot.


21 posted on 12/12/2011 11:13:14 PM PST by CSI007
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To: nickcarraway

Prima facie evidence of dementia.

That money, directed to the treasury, vaporizes in a second at the present rate of debt accumulation.

Contributed to the tea party or the right organization, it would have an impact long term on reducing government and thus reducing the current deficit and the cumulative debt.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 11:16:45 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Jim from C-Town
Would have been better to flush the money down the toilet

The government will spend it wisely. /sarc

23 posted on 12/12/2011 11:29:16 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Of course he can do what he wants with his money, but giving it to the Fed Gov was a foolish waste. He could have given it to the local government and maybe had a library or park built.


24 posted on 12/12/2011 11:42:41 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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