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Atheist Says Government Gives "Superior Benefits" Over Charity

MajorMac Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 4:04 AM
Mr. Wolf offers no data to prove his point: he has no real knowledge , for example, that folks from Masachusets are any more willing than their counterparts from Missouri to pay increased taxes to shore up the national welfare net. I lived in Massachusetts (birth to Age 63) and now live in Missouri (age 64- 76).Indeed, my personal experience has been that liberal academics make lousy tippers (I have seen them in action in Amherst, MA, Boston, MA, Washington, DC and KC,MO) and are even less eager to drop anything into the Salvation Army bucket when they pass by while doing their holiday shopping.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 7:18 AM
But you see, in those situations they're giving up THEIR OWN money!

The kleptocratic mindset thinks what's yours is his to give away, to get warmies, acclaim, & votes for himself, & that counts somehow as legit 'charity.'

A new study produced by the Chronicle of Philanthropy shows that 14 out of the top 20 states in charitable giving are red, or Republican states, while 12 of the bottom 15 are blue, or Democrat states.

“The nation's sharp political divide can provide a clue to fundraisers,” writes the Chronicle. “The eight states that ranked highest in The Chronicle's analysis voted for John McCain in the last presidential contest while the seven lowest-ranking states supported Barack Obama.”

The study also found that the more religious states- which also happen to be more Republican- tend to give more than the...

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