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Posted on 12/21/2008 5:52:27 AM PST by Amelia
This holiday season is a time to examine whos been naughty and whos been nice, but Im unhappy with my findings. The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy.
Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates.
Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, Who Really Cares, cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals. A study by Google found an even greater disproportion: average annual contributions reported by conservatives were almost double those of liberals.
Other research has reached similar conclusions. The generosity index from the Catalogue for Philanthropy typically finds that red states are the most likely to give to nonprofits, while Northeastern states are least likely to do so.
The upshot is that Democrats, who speak passionately about the hungry and homeless, personally fork over less money to charity than Republicans the ones who try to cut health insurance for children.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
It’s easy to give away OTHER people’s money.....is it any wonder Libs are gutless?
Note Barack Obama’s “charitable” contributions to the Congressional Black Caucus!
One reason I posted it is because it’s research by liberals validating what we’ve always thought.
I would include this:
Liberals donate more money in an attempt to gain power than they do to help the poor, needy and unfortunate among us.
That should tell you all you need to know about their true motives.
Progressives are compassionate, but only with other people’s money.
Does Obama really count political contributions as charitable contributions?
If you’re surprised and disappointed, Kristof, you’re even more a fool than I’d thought. Liberal equivalent of the Salvation Army? Ain’t none. Liberal Boy Scouts? Only in San Francisco, and they’re primarily engaged in scouting for more boys. Hell, the biggest charity in New York was the Democrat-donating Madoff Investment Securities LLC, hayna?
In light of our conversation on another thread: I wonder if liberals are less generous with their own contributions but because they figure they "give" through their taxes.
Yes, and it would have been far more honest for George W. Bush to run as a "Compassionate Progressive."
oops... “to *have* run”
Always the dig.
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I suggest you be respectful as it seems liberals cannot believe this study. Use it to tell them that conservatives are not uncaring, cold bastards.
That's because conservatives are all rich and can afford it, because they oppress and steal from liberals.
/insane liberal knee jerk reaction
fifteen or twenty five[I forgot which] cities with the worse poverty in the nation are all run by dems. They haven’t had a Republican administration since 1962. I wish I could find that study.
The Bidens and the Obamas are walking examples of charitable stinginess
Two presumptious hypocrites
Now zerO is calling for everyone to do a “day of service” on the MLK birthday. They are clueless that tens of millions of American provide charity through service and giving- routinely
That's right - it's the intentions that really matter. Republicans want children to starve and die. The same old, tired demagoguery.
Well, sure, that's what they'd have you believe. But, from the article:
Amazingly, the working poor, who have the least resources, somehow manage to be more generous as a percentage of income than the middle class.
Another liberal sacred cow bites the dust?