Yours is a very uninformed opinion. If you are talking about The LDS church, local leaders don't get paid. They don't try to become leaders the are called into service. If you are talking about other faiths you need to do more research because the amount they are paid for rendering fulltime service to their fellow man can in no way be considered bloated. Also if you take away Romney's 10% tithing that still leaves him giving 20% in other charitable contributions. Also with all faiths, the people are encouraged to help there neighbors. This help is more efficient than government help and causes those receiving the help to rely less on government and thus save us all money. Don't be so narrow minded.