Tuesday, June 14, 2005


NewMax.com today reports that charitable contributions by Americans have risen to the highest level in history, 1/4 of a trillion dollars for the latest reporting period. One of the reasons, said Henry GoldStein, CEO for “Giving USA” who did the study, was the improvement and strength of the US economy. All this benevolence during a conservative Republican administration, preposterous.

By contrast, during the 2000 presidential campaign, Democrat Presidential candidate Al Gore reported on his federal income tax returns an income of several hundred thousand dollars. His listed charitable contributions totaled about $250. This is 9-tenths of one percent for charitable giving.

What this reveals is that the party of the poor is pretty poor at charitable giving at least Al Gore is. What it proves is that Democrats are exceptionally charitable only with other people’s money.

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