Democrats are Tightwads

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    It's an old article but the tread for Democrats to force re-distribution/theft of wealth via the government but be cheap personally can only be getting worse...just sayin

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    This holiday season is a time to examine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, but I’m unhappy with my findings. The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy.
    Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

    Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates.

    Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, “Who Really Cares,” cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals. A study by Google found an even greater disproportion: average annual contributions reported by conservatives were almost double those of liberals.

    Other research has reached similar conclusions. The “generosity index” from the Catalogue for Philanthropy typically finds that red states are the most likely to give to nonprofits, while Northeastern states are least likely to do so.

    The upshot is that Democrats, who speak passionately about the hungry and homeless, personally fork over less money to charity than Republicans — the ones who try to cut health insurance for children.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/opinion/21kristof.html?_r=0
     
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    Liberals are elitists.
     
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    Cons use our highways, sanitary services, fire depts, police, but don't want to pay taxes to cover them.
     
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    Cons don't generally take issue with paying taxes for services that promote the general welfare, they take issue with paying taxes to provide for the general welfare.
     
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    A distinction utterly lost on the people who think the word "welfare" in the Preamble is a commandment that money be given to people who can't or won't work in exchange for their voting Democrat.
     
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    Damned right we are.

    Money Per Vote: $1.83 Obama, $6.35 Romney | Drudge Retort

    Money Per Vote: $1.83 Obama, $6.35 Romney

    ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism group, has tallied up the amount of money spent by outside groups in notable races. Those candidates helped by the most PAC money, whether Republican or Democrat, were often defeated. Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel (R) had $8.31 in PAC money spent per vote he received, losing to Sen. Sherrod Brown (D). Virginia Senate candidate George Allen (R) had $9.85 spent per vote in the loss to Tim Kaine (D).

    Although outspent nearly 3 to 1, we won this election. Seems we know how to spend money much more wisely than the GOP.
     
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    Not really. You had Obama spending tax dollars to buy votes, and he had untold millions in free campaign advertising poorly disguised as news reports.
     
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    Well, if people in states like Kentucky would get off their dead asses and go to work, may we in states like Oregon would not have to support them.

    Kentucky gets $1.51 from the federal government for every dollar it takes in. Oregon gets 93 cents for every dollar we send in. And, as an update, look at Colorado, Nevada, and Florida. All became blue states this election cycle, and all send in more than they recieve.

    Also, look at New Jersey. They send in one dollar and only get 61 cents back. Better get those people up and running again. You people in Kentucky need their money. Look at New York and California. Your favorite whipping boys are supporting your lazy asses down there.

    So, clear the beer cans from in front of the door, get off the couch in the single wide, and get a job. We are getting tired of supporting your whiney asses.:badgrin:
     
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