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    Rs can be incredibly generous when they are sure the money is going to people they approve of.

    I remember after Katrina that Curt Schilling paid for a family of nine to come to Boston and live in his own house and then paid for their housing for a YEAR while their home in New Orleans was being repaired.

    Rmoney is happy to give $20 mil to the LDS to spend on God knows what but goes through all kinds of gyrations to avid paying $20 mil in federal income taxes.

    But he willingly pays taxes in foreign countries that have socialized medicine and other things he theoretically disapproves of.  Perhaps the reason is that fewer black people live in those countries...?  Just sayin...

    "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
    CALL EVERYONE YOU KNOW in OH, PA, FL, NC and TX. Make sure they have the ID they need to vote, and make sure YOU are registered and ready to vote!

    by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 04:25:08 AM PDT

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    •  And the money Mitt gives to the Mormons (15+ / 0-)

      is nothing more than 10% dues to keep him in good standing in the church. Romney lumping these "donations" with taxes for a higher sounding "tax rate" makes him like the rich clothing doner in the above posting.

      Jesus said that when you give your right hand should not know what your left hand is doing. Or in other words, give freely without any thought of reward or public recognition.

      GOP - "Home of the Whopper!"

      by Templar on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 04:36:04 AM PDT

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      •  Yes I believe that is in the Talmud (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm not sure where the discussion is, but there's a hierarchy of charity, and the highest form is where both the donor and the recipient don't know where it went/came from.  This prevents egotism on the donor's part, or shame on the recipient's, should they have to deal with each other.

        This seems to be completely at odds with today's Conservatism.  Maybe that's why so many Jews vote Progressive.

        In capitalist America, bank robs you!

        by madhaus on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 08:26:36 PM PDT

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    •  "God knows what" (2+ / 0-)
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      things like California's Prop 8 -that's what.

      Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson

      by brook on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 11:04:06 AM PDT

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      •  yeah we know about Prop H8 (0+ / 0-)

        and they were not happy when that became public.

        so I'm sure there is other political stuff the Mormon church supports that we don't know about.  they have to be supporting forced birth groups and such that they keep quiet

        "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
        CALL EVERYONE YOU KNOW in OH, PA, FL, NC and TX. Make sure they have the ID they need to vote, and make sure YOU are registered and ready to vote!

        by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 05:32:42 PM PDT

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        •  I used Prop8 (1+ / 0-)
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          because so many here would recognize it. Agree that they are
          behind a good deal more. I'm not certain, but they could have some interest in Prop32 - it has that kind of stink on it.

          Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson

          by brook on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 07:25:58 PM PDT

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