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    Great column this week by George Will. Let's all give conservatives a round of applause. We all agree that charity is a good thing don't we?

    "Sixteen months ago, Arthur C. Brooks, a professor at Syracuse University, published "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism." The surprise is that liberals are markedly less charitable than conservatives.

    -- 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."


    Now let's look at just how charitable this 'new' politician Obama is.....Not very generous at all according to the tax returns he recently released....

    http://friendsofatr.blogspot.com/200...-ebenezer.html

    "Below is the percentage of the Obama's adjusted gross income that went to charity for each year (and this even includes Rev. Wright's church-o-hate):

    2006: 6.1%
    2005: 4.7%
    2004: 1.2%
    2003: 1.4%
    2002: 0.4%
    2001: 0.5%
    2000: 0.9%"

    Now, let's look at Dick Cheney.....
    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/...358.shtml?s=ic

    "In one of the largest sums ever donated to charity by a U.S. public official, Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne gave away nearly $7 million last year to help the poor and to medical research.

    The Cheneys gave more than three-quarters of their income - $6,869,655 - to several charities, including George Washington University's Cardiothoracic Institute and a charity for low-income high school students in the Washington, D.C. area, Capital Partners for Education."

    Thank goodness for Haliburton.

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    Kirk, compassion doesn't come dressed under lables of conservatives or liberals. It comes from people who truly are compassionate.

    May I ask just where you plan to go with this thread?

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    • #3
      I'd ask Democrats to step up to the plate and be as compassionate as conservatives are. Healthy rivarly is what America is all about.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KirkOntario View Post
        I'd ask Democrats to step up to the plate and be as compassionate as conservatives are. Healthy rivarly is what America is all about.

        This doesn't make sense. Many democrats are conservatives.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MoonShadow View Post
          Kirk, compassion doesn't come dressed under lables of conservatives or liberals. It comes from people who truly are compassionate.

          May I ask just where you plan to go with this thread?
          The fact that one has to create a thread to draw attention to an arch-conservative, reactionary columnist writing about conservatives efforts at charity rather proves the point that conservatives are not known for compassion or charity. If they were, one wouldn't have to draw attention to the single instance, now would one?

          Sort of a dog bites man story, I should say.
          usmc1
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          Last edited by usmc1; 03-27-2008, 07:27 PM.

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          • #6
            He didn't write about a single conservative's charitable act he wrote about statistics relating to conservatives versus liberals as a whole and how it is influenced by their politcal points of view.

            From the article....

            "In 2000, brows were furrowed in perplexity because Vice President Al Gore's charitable contributions, as a percentage of his income, were below the national average: He gave 0.2 percent of his family income, one-seventh of the average for donating households. But Gore "gave at the office." By using public office to give other peoples' money to government programs, he was being charitable, as liberals increasingly, and conveniently, understand that word. "

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            • #7
              War is Peace!
              Hate is Love!
              Conservatives are Generous & Compassionate!
              :eek:shocked:sneaky::surprised:

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              • #8
                Can you give the statistics to prove otherwise?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MoonShadow View Post
                  This doesn't make sense. Many democrats are conservatives.
                  As a relative term, in comparison to other Democrats. Real conservatives are pretty much a subset of Republicans. But conservatives come in different flavors, to add to the confusion.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by usmc1 View Post
                    The fact that one has to create a thread to draw attention to an arch-conservative, reactionary columnist writing about conservatives efforts at charity rather proves the point that conservatives are not known for compassion or charity. If they were, one wouldn't have to draw attention to the single instance, now would one?

                    Sort of a dog bites man story, I should say.
                    I'd say it shows that the liberal spin is false.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Skinview View Post
                      I'd say it shows that the liberal spin is false.
                      So does that make the conservative spin true??? :confused:

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MoonShadow View Post
                        Kirk, compassion doesn't come dressed under lables of conservatives or liberals. It comes from people who truly are compassionate.

                        May I ask just where you plan to go with this thread?
                        Good question!

                        I would also add that Democrats are still pretty conservative by Canadian standards. Also, compassion is not necessarily measured in dollars and cents. It involves some sense and elbow grease. What are people actually DOING that would be considered compassionate.

                        My experience with conservative policies has been anything but compassionate. I cite Mike Harris (Kirk's hero, I know) and Gordon Campbell. Harris is the former premiere of Ontario and Campbell is the current premiere of BC. I am inclined to think that Campbell shows more signs of hope than Harris ever did.

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                        • #13
                          Mike Harris inherited a province managed by Canada's socialist party, the New Democrats. The NDP was running 10 billion dollar deficits annually, raising taxes, driving away jobs and they raised welfare rates which helped to swell welfare rolls to over a million people by 1995. Mike Harris cut taxes, created an economic boom, cut welfare rolls by 500,000, reduced unemployment and reformed welfare to get Ontarians working again.

                          Today, the province of Ontario is in the hands of the leftleaning liberals. Business is being driven away by the high taxes (the highest in Canada) and we've had the loss of 200,000 highpaying manufacturing jobs. Government spending is up.

                          I'll take Mike Harris over the Liberals or NDP any day!


                          http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/...html?id=402194

                          http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl..._gam_mostemail

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                          • #14
                            Yes Kirk, I knew you'd say something like that.

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                            • #15
                              As a great American president said: "Facts are stubborn things."

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