Does anybody else here feel that Donations

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by no1tovote4, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. no1tovote4
    Offline

    no1tovote4 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,294
    Thanks Received:
    616
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Colorado
    Ratings:
    +616
    For Katrina ravaged areas are no longer needed, the Government already donated all the money they will need FOR us?
     
  2. Mr. P
    Offline

    Mr. P Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    11,329
    Thanks Received:
    618
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    South of the Mason Dixon
    Ratings:
    +620
    For the most part yes, that pot is full..But it's like taxes..the more they get the more the give away..I guess.
     
  3. manu1959
    Offline

    manu1959 Left Coast Isolationist

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2004
    Messages:
    13,761
    Thanks Received:
    1,625
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    california
    Ratings:
    +1,626
    donating to the red cross can't hurt....they do good work
     
  4. no1tovote4
    Offline

    no1tovote4 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,294
    Thanks Received:
    616
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Colorado
    Ratings:
    +616
    I donate to them yearly regardless of disasters. However, I can't see why it would be necessary to donate to any more relief for Katrina itself as it has already been donated for us.
     
  5. Nuc
    Offline

    Nuc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,377
    Thanks Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Ratings:
    +141
    There are a lot of things the government should be doing for the people (disease research comes to mind) that instead they encourage us to donate to charities. "Thousand points of light" etc. That frees up more money for their pork barrel stuff.
     
  6. Mr. P
    Offline

    Mr. P Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    11,329
    Thanks Received:
    618
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    South of the Mason Dixon
    Ratings:
    +620
    Sad, but probably true.
     
  7. fuzzykitten99
    Offline

    fuzzykitten99 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    2,965
    Thanks Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    You'll have to check the Marauder's Map...
    Ratings:
    +199
    i don't want my tax dollars going towards research i feel is immoral-human fetus stem cell research comes to mind.

    if private companies that want to engage in this, fine. it's their money. But you know why private companies do not want to do research like this? They are afraid to take the risk. People like Bill Gates (and other high buck/hollywood elitists) push for government sponsorship of this research instead of using their own $. Why? They have more than enough money to fund their own research company. It's because they would rather the government (read: the rest of the country) take the risk, so their money is not directly funding a theory rather than a proven fact. And theories can be proven false.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. Nuc
    Offline

    Nuc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,377
    Thanks Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Ratings:
    +141
    That's not what I'm talking about. Take cancer research for example. It's something that has touched everybody who is reading this. My wife and I both lost our fathers to it. Nevertheless I feel compelled to donate to American Cancer Society. This despite the enormous taxes I pay. Why shouldn't the government be using our tax money to fight this scourge?

    My son has a terminal genetic disease. I am always participating in charity events to raise money to fight this disease. With the amount of taxes we all pay I'd rather see Centers for Disease Control coming up with a cure.

    Charities of this sort are like another tax. If people want to donate to their church or their local opera that's one thing. Fighting diseases that affect every American citizen should not be our private problem.
     
  9. Mr. P
    Offline

    Mr. P Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    11,329
    Thanks Received:
    618
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    South of the Mason Dixon
    Ratings:
    +620
    My Dad too.
    Sorry about your Son.
     
  10. Nuc
    Offline

    Nuc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,377
    Thanks Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Ratings:
    +141
    Thanks, if we live long enough all of us have these kinds of situations eventually.
     

Share This Page