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Old 08-15-2012, 03:42 AM
 
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Obama really knows how to spread the wealth around, as long as it is not coming out of his pocket!
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:43 AM
 
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Obama really knows how to spread the wealth around, as long as it is not coming out of his pocket!
Actually Obama gave 14% and Romney 9.7%, which is the mormon church minimum requirement.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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Obama really knows how to spread the wealth around, as long as it is not coming out of his pocket!

Libs are very tight fisted with thier own money and rarely give to charity. I give a lot more to charity than Obama or Biden.

I find it amusing that libs feel thier job is to express emotional concern for the poor, but never want to give a dime of thier own money. They are the ultimate hypocrites.

One simply needs to look in the past at the charitable contributions of Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Biden, and Obama to understand that liberals are notoriously cheap. Libs are generous only with other people's money, not thier own.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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Libs are very tight fisted with thier own money and rarely give to charity. I give a lot more to charity than Obama or Biden.

I find it amusing that libs feel thier job is to express emotional concern for the poor, but never want to give a dime of thier own money. They are the ultimate hypocrites.

One simply needs to look in the past at the charitable contributions of Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Biden, and Obama to understand that liberals are notoriously cheap. Libs are generous only with other people's money, not thier own.
The wealthy make their money by screwing the middle class of billions of dollars. That they give a million her or there to charity is just chump change. Oh yeah, the wealthy, except for a few, are mostly Republicans. It's no accident that Romney wants to cut taxes for his paymasters.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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Here's an article with actual numbers - for both camps.

Romney's Gifts to Charity Far Above Average - WSJ.com
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:01 AM
 
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Here's an article with actual numbers - for both camps.

Romney's Gifts to Charity Far Above Average - WSJ.com
How did the numbers break down for charity donations? I hope Mitt's "charity" wasn't the Mormon church.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:10 AM
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How did the numbers break down for charity donations? I hope Mitt's "charity" wasn't the Mormon church.
Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns Show 16% of His Income Donated | Swampland | TIME.com

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$7 million he gave to charity over the past two years, including some $4.1 million to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
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In addition to donating to his family’s Tyler Foundation, Romney does his duty as an active LDS member. The Mormon church requires its members to tithe 10% of their income, and Romney’s contributions match that responsibility...The church employs some 8,500 missionaries who teach English, give agricultural aid, provide medical practices and distribute clothing.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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Charity on the campaign trail - Feb. 7, 2012

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Obama gave $245,075, or 14.2% of his $1.7 million in income to charity in 2010, the only year tax returns are available for all three candidates. Romney donated almost $3 million, or 13.8% of his income, while Gingrich gave $81,133, or 2.6% of his income, to charity
Romney's tax rate is 15%, while Obama's is about twice as high.,
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Plus, let's be clear - and this might not be popular but - where would charities in the US be without big contributions from wealthy people? You think the major charity organizations would be where they are today without some big-ticket donations received?

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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I don't care. I'm interested in the candidates' policies, not their personal finances.
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