Skip to comments.Sean Hannity’s Freedom CONcert Scam
Posted on 03/18/2010 12:54:44 PM PDT by TRY ONE
For the last several years, Sean Hannity and the Freedom Alliance charity have conducted Freedom Concerts across America. Theyve told you that they are raising money to pay for the college tuition of the children of fallen soldiers and to pay severely wounded war vets. And on Friday Night, Hannity will be honored with an award for this Outstanding Community Service by a Radio Talk Show Host at Talkers Magazines convention.
But its all a huge scam.
(Excerpt) Read more at debbieschlussel.com ...
So much for all of the big mouth posts on this thread.
Freepers are supposed to be thinking people.
Time for some of the dumb posters of last night to try thinking.
2008 990 .PDF page 34:
Form 990, Page 2, Part III, Line 4b (continued)
"Sent thousands of gifts of home care packages to troops deployed overseas."
"...and sent 5,200 Christmas gift bags to wounded troops at warrior transition units across the country."
“Thinking” doesn’t mean flat out dismissing the statement of one side and taking the other as gospel. Debbie responds to your link in the comment section of her original article (March 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm). She basically writes it off as a non-response.
Fraud or not, it’s good that this gets looked into. Donors and veterans alike deserve that. At the very least it seems some funds could have been put to better use. At worst - well, they’re done for.
No, the excessive overhead is the problem.
Can you break down how the $5,317,970 was spent?
4. In 2008, Freedom Alliance spent a total of $6,745,717. Of that:
79 percent ($5,317,970) was spent on Program Activities
14 percent ($945,950) was spent on Fundraising
7 percent ($481,797) was spent on Management
In my later posts I acknowledge being educated by freepers. This is obscure stuff to most of us...but the tax records appeared to be damning. Now I know that they’re not...
“dismissing the statement of one side and taking the other as gospel”
Good. Glad to see that everyone hre has an open mind.
How many hundred posts were there last night condemning Hannity for being a fake, taking trips on donor’s money, scamming the public, wasting funds on his children traveling with him....
That is an open mind?
The smart posters were the posters who said “Lets wait and see the facts and the response.”
It would be generous to say that 2% took that position last night.
14 plus 7 is 21%.
So then 79% went into various program activities, the trust fund which was carefully explained today as required because many of the kids are so young that it will be 20 years before they are ready to go to college.
Red Cross rating is lower by a lot.
If you will check this link, you will see that the Freedom Alliance has a 10 point higher rating than the Red Cross and this report shows that 81% of the money goes into activities with only 19% going to overhead.
If you look up United Way, you will see that it is composed of many small units in each locality and each are rated separately. There are quite a few 4 star United Way units, but most of them are 3 star and a few are 2 star.
So to say that the Freedom Alliance is a scam and that Hannity is a scammer, which is exactly what that nutcase said, is really a bald faced lie.
And also note that the Freedom Alliance makes it clear that Hannity is not even a member of the Freedom Alliance. He donates his public image in order to make their events successful. It is the same thing Bob Hope used to do.
Further, they itemize several very large donations Hannity has made out of his own pocket.
They also state that the Freedom Alliance has never paid for a single plane trip or hotel bill.
Now I don’t listen to him as much as I used to because there are now quite a few others preaching the conservative philosophy, but I do admire him for being a real patriot.
Some of the comments on this thread are shameful in that they were made with no knowledge of the facts.
Calling the Freedom Alliance a scam is the sound of a fool’s voice.
We have a real scam in progress in the congress as I write this. It would be wise to work on that rather than going ape over a nut case’s lies.
Suites and luxury SUVs are salient facts. What would be the response if Maher or Rosie faced accusations of this kind?
Maybe 621 is the link you should read.
It does not do much good to put links up if you don’t read them.
It does more good if you post relevant points with your link ...
"Our scholarship program is managed with the understanding that it will be needed for at least the next 20 years as there are children who will ultimately receive a scholarship who are now only a few years old. As indicated on our Federal Form 990, these funds are restricted and used only for future scholarships."
The paragraph you quote as being your guiding light is only one of many contained therein for those who have enough interest to read it.
Had I known I had to lead you by the hand, I would have hired a nanny.
“Nannying” is not my thing.
>Had I known I had to lead you by the hand, I would have hired a nanny.<
Fascinating and certainly relevant to this topic.
Are you dense? They are also administering $15,000,000 + in a trust fund that is for kids WHEN THEY GET OUT OF KINDERGARDEN, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, GRADE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL.
I will apologize WHEN you show the proof of that statement.
It looks like it is time for you to apologize.
The paragraph you quoted to me clearly settles this matter.