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John Frugal Kerry
Florida Times-Union ^ | April 21, 2004 | Opinion

Posted on 04/21/2004 8:15:46 AM PDT by Quilla

Edited on 04/21/2004 9:00:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Like Al Gore, who donated a miserly $353 to charity as vice president in 1997, John Kerry may be a serial cheapskate.

During the early 1990s, with no apparent presidential aspirations, Kerry contributed the following amounts: $0 in 1991; $820, 1992; $175, 1993; $2,039, 1994; and $0, 1995. Last year, however, after media attention, he gave $43,735.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholiclist; charity; charitycase; cheapskate; kerry; philanthropy
Just a gigolo....
1 posted on 04/21/2004 8:15:49 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla
He &*^%s hard for the money.
2 posted on 04/21/2004 8:19:16 AM PDT by EllaMinnow ("Pessimism never won any battle." - Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Quilla

The Heinz is Mine
You know I married for the money


3 posted on 04/21/2004 8:21:28 AM PDT by Lady Jag (I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate))
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To: redlipstick
Lordy, now I'm going to be singing disco tunes all day. LOL
4 posted on 04/21/2004 8:21:30 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla
Picture Terayza crooning it in her best Donna Sumner voice...LoL.
5 posted on 04/21/2004 8:23:10 AM PDT by EllaMinnow ("Pessimism never won any battle." - Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Quilla
Bet even money that Scary-Kerry doesn't even recognize his hard working staff in the form of any gifts or bonuses either..or leaves a generous tip at an eating establishment.
6 posted on 04/21/2004 8:26:42 AM PDT by smiley
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To: Quilla; *Catholic_list
During the early 1990s, with no apparent presidential aspirations, Kerry contributed the following amounts: $0 in 1991; $820, 1992; $175, 1993; $2,039, 1994; and $0, 1995.

Wow!

Classic liberal. Generous with other people's money.

7 posted on 04/21/2004 8:34:22 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Quilla
Typical of Liberals. They want to put YOUR money where THEIR mouth is.

Their idea of Charity is that You pay for what they Believe.

Blessings, Bobo
8 posted on 04/21/2004 8:36:59 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: Quilla
C'mon ... he was too busy working for the little guy, and criticizing the big, greedy corporations. He didn't have time to give to charities.

Besides, most of the REAL charities out there, the people who actually HELP others (rather than study them, "stand in solidarity with them" or "identify with them"), are run by right-wing religious fanatics.
9 posted on 04/21/2004 8:41:13 AM PDT by watchin
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To: Aquinasfan
I discussed this very issue with my accountant this year who indicated that most people in my bracket were claiming in the range of 2 to 5% of their income in charitable donations. This is, however, one of those areas in which I am slow to criticize and it falls into my "none of my business" column. However, noting the rise in donations in the election cycle is rather nauseating for JFK.
10 posted on 04/21/2004 8:42:20 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Quilla
I wonder if he donated his used underwear?
11 posted on 04/21/2004 8:42:54 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (George Bush kills terrorists. Bill Clinton pardons them. John Al-Qerry will apologize to them.)
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To: watchin
most of the REAL charities out there, the people who actually HELP others (rather than study them, "stand in solidarity with them" or "identify with them"), are run by right-wing religious fanatics.

Ugh. Ain't that the truth. But as Rush says, it's all about feelings. It's more important to "feel for the needy" than to actually do anything personally to help them.

12 posted on 04/21/2004 8:43:09 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Quilla
Kerry apparently doesn't give anything to the Catholic church in weekly tithing......
13 posted on 04/21/2004 8:50:42 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
ya think?
14 posted on 04/21/2004 8:56:13 AM PDT by watchin
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To: johniegrad
This is, however, one of those areas in which I am slow to criticize

For a man of his wealth, failure to give charitably is a grave sin of omission.

Matthew 25

34 "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

Matthew 7:17

Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

Matthew 3:10

The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

I was watching a great episode of Bishop Fulton Sheen's old TV series, "Life is Worth Living" this past weekend. He did a wonderful job of analyzing the morality of various economic systems. The portion relevant to this issue is the following. He said, "once a man has enough wealth to secure the well-being of his family (their needs, not wants) immediately and reasonably into the future, the rest of his wealth does not belong to him." It's a point that's hard to dispute.

15 posted on 04/21/2004 8:57:56 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Aquinasfan
bttt
16 posted on 04/21/2004 9:05:13 AM PDT by malia (BUSH/CHENEY '04 NEVER FORGET!)
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To: Quilla

17 posted on 04/21/2004 9:05:52 AM PDT by Henchster
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To: Quilla
Gosh, it's so much easier to spend when it's other people's money.
18 posted on 04/21/2004 9:11:11 AM PDT by rudypoot
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To: Quilla

All your ketchup are belong to us


19 posted on 04/21/2004 9:21:09 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: bobo1
In MA you can voluntarily pay a higher tax rate. The tax form makes it very easy for you to do so.

John F'n Kerry trumpets the fact that the rich don't pay their fair share. Yet when he could easily pay more of his fair share, he doesn't. Typical liberal HYPOCRITE.

I think this is damning and we should make others aware of it!
20 posted on 04/21/2004 9:49:37 AM PDT by farsighted
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To: Quilla
How can he be expected to give to charities when he has to pay upkeep on his many multi-million dollar mansions?

Kerry, a man of the people....
21 posted on 04/21/2004 9:59:57 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Where is the outrage?!)
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