New Englanders Most Stingy, South Most Generous with Charity

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    New Englanders most tightfisted, charity index says
    November 21, 2005


    http://washingtontimes.com/national/20051120-115511-4563r.htm
     
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    That's funny! I suppose looking at the income tax return is one way to gauge generosity, assuming everyone claims their generosity as a deduction (I don't but I suppose a lot of people do). I also happen to know that a lot of folks who don't file income tax (the elderly, for example) are very generous.
     
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    HA! Take that, you dang New Englanders with your noses up in the air, looking down at us southerners.
     
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    That's it...no money for you!
     
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    Actually, think about it.... it figures, doesn't it?

    If you believe that "the government" ought to be helping the poor and downtrodden, then you can justify not giving to charity because "I pay taxes"....

    If on the other hand, you believe that charity is everyone's responsibility rather than the government's well.... you're more apt to give....

    I believe that I read an article in National Review that claimed Europeans are also not very generous, either....

    see the pattern?

    One of the counter arguments that I have to liberals who complain that Bush's tax cut only helps the rich and hurts the poor is... "well, it's your money, you can write a check to your favorite charity".... to which I either get a dumbfounded silence (as if they don't understand the concept) or an icy stare (as in "how dare you suggest such a thing!")

    Well ... I'm off.... another program needs debugging!
     
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    When it comes to gift-giving, my New England relatives are the stingiest.
    To look at it in a kindly fashion, I supoose one could attribute it to old-fashioned Yankee thrift.
     
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    What about the midwest and west...we give too! Being from the West...Nevada... well I am guilty...I give much more than I receive...in my personal life as well as business life...do I feel guilty...hell no...I sleep rather well...money is nice..but it won't solve your lifes problems, except for toys...which I can take or leave! :halo:
     
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    You know there was a study done when Clinton first got elected regarding who were better tippers Republicans, or Democrats, and according to the findings it was Republicans who were more generous. That ties in nicely with this study afterall most New Englanders it can be argued are Democrat while Southerners are more Republican........Hmm :)
     
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    you are from New England...Republican..and gives more than you receive...interesting...please explain!
     
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    Actually I'm not from New England but I suppose mixed in New England states and Mid Atlantic states are people like me who associate more with Republican thinking and are also hopefully charitable?? I think the study was more generalized ;)
     

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