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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Charity

Why do liberals hate it?

I have been thinking about this for a while now.

Liberals are supposed to be tolerant and want to help people, but they seem to disdain charity.  This is new to me and I want to give you some examples.

Steven Colbert was recently mocking Bill O'Reilly for auctioning off his notes from his Obama interview. The proceeds went to charity.  Maybe that was the problem, O'Reilly donated the proceeds to the Fisher House, which benefits veterans.

During the 2012 election, former Ohio governor, Ted Strickland, ridiculed Mitt Romney in a speech.  Well, of course he did.  But, this time it was because Mitt filled up a semi with donated goods and had them sent to New Jersey for victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Ted ripped Mitt apart for that.

What?!?!?  How can anyone fault anyone else for donating relief to people who need it?

And, famously (or infamously) during the same election, it was revealed that Joe Biden gave just 1.5% of his income to charity.  While the Romneys gave a staggering 29%.

See?  I have been thinking about this for a while.

Obama is outright attacking the Little Sisters of the Poor, a charity organization that provides hospice care to the dying.

He has been trying for years to take the tax deduction for charitable contributions away.  (Schedule A,  1040, people.)

I just keep scratching my head and thinking, "Why? Why do liberals seem to dislike giving to charity?"

Well, they love taxes.  They want to raise taxes on absolutely everything all the time.

And, lots of charity organizations have their basis in Christianity.  The Salvation Army, Goodwill, churches all serve up some Jesus with the soup and free underpants.

Liberals don't seem to be too keen on religion, well, the Christian one, anyway.

Is that it?  Do they want to do away with religion and charities?  If they take away the tax deduction, people will be more hesitant to donate to charity.  Taxes keep going up.  Pretty soon, the government will be getting all of the money that used to go to charities.

Hmmmm.  Then, the government will give the money to whoever it wants to.

Is that where we are headed?

Is that why so many liberals mock charity?