Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Myth of Charity

There is a general myth in America that is perpetuated by the MSM that Liberals care and give more to their community and the country. A study released in the book "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism" proved otherwise. According to this study released in 2008:
    • Although liberal families' incomes average 6 percent higher than those
      of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30
      percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per
      year vs. $1,227).
    • Conservatives also donate more time and give more blood.
    • Residents of the states that voted for John Kerry in 2004 gave smaller percentages of their incomes to charity than did residents of states that voted for George Bush.
    • Bush carried 24 of the 25 states where charitable giving was above average.
    • In the 10 reddest states, in which Bush got more than 60 percent majorities, the average percentage of personal income donated to charity was 3.5. Residents of the bluest states, which gave Bush less than 40 percent, donated just 1.9 percent.
    • People who reject the idea that "government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality" give an average of four times more than people who accept that proposition.

Now, just imagine if these same Liberals, who want to force you to give up your rights and money through taxes and laws, would just spend a little more time donating their personal time and money. Think of how much better the country would be. Just think about it.

Of course we all know that the Liberal philosophy of giving has nothing to do with actual charity. Instead it has everything to do with the redistribution of wealth.

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