The mass-murdering, totalitarian socialization in Russia and Germany, led by Lenin/Stalin and Hitler bears little resemblance to modern European socialization and what’s happening in America. Our socialization is based neither on Marxist class struggle nor race domination, but the principles of socialization are basically the same, motivated by cloudy ideas of social justice and equality, led by elite technocrats, not a tyrannical individual with a private goon squad or professional | Read More »
47 Million and Obama’s Grab for Charitable Deduction $
I’ve been pondering this number. Yes, it sounds bad, very bad, and we Republicans know that it is not an accurate count of the truly no-fault-of-their-own uninsured. I have read here on Redstate estimates of 8 to 12 million that fall into this category. But how many of those are really sick? How many have accidents? How many need medical care? From http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/c/chronic/stats-country.htm Prevalance Rate for Chronic | Read More »
Give Back America
“Give back, America.” This is the mantra of the Left, spouted and scrawled, ad nauseum, through a form of auto-hypnosis peculiar to their kind. What they’re really saying is ‘give up.’ Just who do they think they’re talking to? You’re the side that still tithes, and gives while the giving’s still good. Americans donate more money to responsible charities than any group anywhere, at any | Read More »
Biden increases charitable giving by 1894%!!
Bidens reported donations of $1,885 to charity in 2008 That’s a 1894% increase over last years and much better than the pittance before. The buzz over his and his bosses 2008 tax filings. Perhaps the not deducted “church donations” was the extra change from Ol’ Joe’s pocket?
Punish the charitable
During the Tuesday night press conference, Politico’s Mike Allen and the president had this exchange: Allen: Are you reconsidering your plan to cut the interest-rate deduction for mortgages and for charities? And do you regret having proposed that in the first place? President Obama: No, I think it’s — I think it’s the right thing to do. Where we’ve got to make some difficult choices | Read More »
Statism cloaked as “National Service” – A Snapshot of Republican Failure
This morning I received an email from the RNC asking for my input about the “state of the Republican Party” and, then of course, for a contribution. I gave my input, but they will not be getting any of my money. They simply would waste it, trotting after the latest theory of some pet consultant or Washington egomaniac telling them they need to “be for | Read More »
Capitalism is the Catalyst for Charity . . .
Americans work hard for their wealth, probably harder than any other country in the world. We do all sorts of different things with the wealth that we work for each year. We pay for our food and nourishments, taxes, pets, car and transportation needs, gas and energy bills, and a variety of other resources and materials that we get and benefit from in exchange for | Read More »
My politics I recently joined a social networking group centered around an activity that tends to attract a lot of liberals. Someone started a discussion thread on politics, and more than one lefty jumped in with the usual talking points. I haven’t so far seen anything from a conservative. Here’s the entry I’m thinking about submitting.
Aristotle, Obama, and the End of Charity
Barack Obama continues to promise tax cuts for everyone making under $250,000 a year and tax increases for those who make above that figure annually. He is unapologetic in his proposed use of this policy to “spread the wealth around.” And while we are correct to see this as nothing less than a bald attempt to redistribute wealth, we miss the boat if that’s all | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Social Democracy
I recently discovered the following quote by Mark Steyn in his book America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It which I find incredibly insightful: The trouble with the social-democratic state is that, when government does too much, nobody else does much of anything. We’ve heard a lot recently about socialism. Wikipedia defines socialism as A broad set of economic theories of | Read More »
My Brother’s Keeper
Charitable contributions from the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates this year will help us to know who is really kind and generous. Maybe a glimpse into their character, how they feel about giving a fair share of their wealth to those less fortunate.
ACORN Inst. needs your ‘charitable’ contribution
My congressman will be hearing about this today. Will yours? With ACORN voter fraud investigations in the offing, coast-to-coast, I find it rather apalling that it’s “Institute” is an authorized CFC charity. This only helps ACORN raise money at one end of its (purposely) confusing enterprise, to promote it’s registration and sub-prime mortgage relief (bailout) efforts at the other end. Donate to ACORN Institute ACORN | Read More »
Give soldiers money and it won’t cost you a dime!
H/T to Dr. Rusty Shackleford @ The Jawa Report It’s really very easy. Just click here, scroll down to SOLDIERS ANGELS, click the radio button, and click vote! There, you’ve just given this worthy charity $2.00. You should now feel better!