Everyone cries about the poor, what have "you" done to help?

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    Everyone wants to use the poor as a political football. But who among you actually help the poor beyond your rhetoric?

    The money Uncle Sam redistributes to the poor is so pillfered and misused that it only enables them to remain poor in many cases. So do you actually walk the talk?

    Personally for a few years now my company has been donating to habitat for humanity. It's not a lot but its far more productive than any govt subsidized housing program.

    Edit: since some seem incapable of reading beyond 3 posts let me be clear. I DONATE MY TIME. Kinda thought that would be obvious. Lol
     
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    Everyone cries about the poor, what have "you" done to help?

    I am helping poor spellers on message boards. They tend to resist alot.
     
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    LOL, did I goof again? In my defense I'm on my EVO and it spells what it thinks I want and I often don't even notice. Plus each key is like a 1/4 inch wide.
     
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    In that case it’s a lot, not alot.
     
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    Ohh gotcha. I guess that is indeed the important part of this thread. *sigh*
     
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    "Your company" doesn't count. What about your own time and resources?
     
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    I volunteer as a drug and alchohol counselor at a local homeles shelter as well as a local psychaitric hospital. I've volunteered to push financially strapped seniors around the state fair every year in their wheelchairs through my church. And I hate incompasionate conservatives and fair weather liberals.
     
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    I am a small business. Myself and my lead man donate everything ourselves. Trying to get my kids involved. Would like to be more involved but finding the time that works for them can be tricky.
     
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    On a related topic, are you at all bothered that Habitat for Humanity was founded by a "Liberal Democrat?"
     
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    Who cares? The KKK was founded by democrats too, what the hell?
     
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