The Romneys donated about 16.4 percent of their adjusted gross income of $42.5 million in the two-year period, according to their 2010 tax returns and an estimate for 2011 taxes. Would a socialist give to charity and church like this?
I didn’t call him a national socialist. I was just quoting another post. I was pointing out that a national socialist is preferable to an america-hating communist like Obama. I’m no a Romney fan, but this “Romney is the same as Obama” hysteria on FR is ridiculous. Obama represents the end of the US as we know it and his speeches and writings prove his intent, so anyone is better than him.
But, in answer to your question: yes, I think that a socialist with a strong sense of the “social gospel” would give 15% of his income to charity, especially his church. I know several very liberal Methodists who give freely to charity and directly to the poor and they far exceed any 10% tithe. A devout Mormon who gives 16% would not surprise me at all, regardless of his politics.