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15 Lies of Liberalism

ajhil Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 7:15 AM
Rush Limbaugh specializes in this kind of self-flattering distortion of reality. For example, (Item 6) conservatives regard charity as a financially attractive alternative to paying taxes. It has everything to do with greed and little to do with humanity. They like charity better, because it enables them to deny assistance to those whom they consider unworthy. They feel that tax revenues all too often go to groups or individuals whom they despise, like racial minorities, unwed mothers, people from the LGBT communities. Rather than an admirable activity, charitable giving by conservatives is actually mean-spirited and stingy rather than admirable.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 9:40 AM
Item 6 is a good example. Set aside the fact that Keith Olberman, Al Franken, Media Matters, et al keep accusing Limbaugh of being a "liar" only to have their entire case completely obliterated, the simple fact is that private charity actually helps people while public charity is bureaucratic and filled with bizarre counterprioductive incentives that it makes LESS available for charitable purposes, wastes them, and creates dependency actually increasing need. People interested in helping the LGBT community are perfectly able to do so privately.

Only a buffoon favors public charity over private charoty and then makes imbecilic claims about charity being "mean-spirited".

Oh ... that explains it.
tgwWhale Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 9:33 AM
ajhil, you are full ... "it." In case you didn't know, when you donate to charity, and deduct the donation, your taxes are reduced by not the whole donation, but by the taxes on it. So if you donate $100 and deduct it,, you save, maybe, $30 on federal and state income tax. The other 70% is pure charity. And if you use the standard deduction, 100% is pure charity.

And this does not keep generous conservatives from giving far more than selfish, greedy libs like Algore, the Clintons, BHO, and, I assume, ajhil.

Comrade Zero in the White House doesn't even give to his own brother, who lives in abject poverty in Kenya. Talk about selfish...
Eleanor35 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 8:22 AM
You're insane... get help.
John in Gwinnett,Ga Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 8:19 AM
Companies that work in charity give help to those that need it. Clark Howard used to do his charity to collect presents for needy children in impoverished areas of atlanta. After going to the projects to deliver presents to the needy, he saw the "needy" with 50-60 inch flat screens and new cars. His charity now helps out people that are actually needy.

Liberalism offers up a utopian vision of the world and then invites its practitioners to feel good about themselves for embracing it. Not only does this beautiful fantasy world never come to pass, liberalism fails to address the root causes of the problems it sets out to solve while creating whole new disasters in the process. In other words, it's a never ending circle. There's a problem, liberalism is offered up as the solution, it doesn't work and creates more problems, for which liberalism is offered up as the solution, etc., etc., etc. until you're starving, bankrupt, or your society...