24 January 2012

The Evil Rich


**Update: "A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama's executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven't paid any share, let alone their fair share." More here.

Wow, what a teachable moment. The left delights in railing against the "evil rich" - the one percenters - while they so lovingly spend everyone else's money (after they scim off the top). But things aren't always as they seem.


I'm not a big fan of Mitt Romney, but the numbers do reveal quite a bit don't they? Like the old Soviet dictators in Russia who claimed to be for the poor, downtrodden "worker", the elitist left in the United States are often the most generous with your money, not theirs. They jet about the world on the taxpayer's dime gorging themselves on expensive caviar while they decry the evils of capitalism and Wall Street. Puke me a river.

Rant completed. Those of you on the left may now return to Never-Never Land.

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

Let me ask a question, because I truly am interested in knowing your thoughts on this. And for the record, I am no fan of Obama so that isn't playing a part in my question!

How much of Romney's contributions were to his church? And more importantly, if a significant part of that 15% was to his church, does that even make a difference?

If he is tithing, then that leaves about 5% that he is donating to charities that benefit the "public good" which would essentially match what the Obamas did.

I tithe, and I realize that it is considered a tax deductible contribution, but in my mind that doesn't fall in the same category with the other donations I make to organizations (and to be honest, I am not really sure why I feel that way.) I am not expert on what individual churches do with their money but I know our church uses some of it for helping our community, so maybe that is why it counts.

What are your thoughts on that aspect?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"How much of Romney's contributions were to his church?"

I don't have any idea.

"And more importantly, if a significant part of that 15% was to his church, does that even make a difference?"

It doesn't to me. Whether or not one agrees w/Mormonism, they still do quite a bit of charitable work. Charitable groups, as a rule, are far more efficient than are bureaucrats at helping the needy.

"which would essentially match what the Obamas did."

I would disagree. The bottom line is that Romney is more generous with his OWN money than is the President. Those on the left always seem to be very generous with the money of others. Obama went to church too. Just because he no longer attends does not prevent him from giving.

"in my mind that doesn't fall in the same category with the other donations"

Yes, I get your point there. One is considered part of worship, the other simply benevolence. That being said, we are still commanded to consider the poor - so even giving outside the church to charitable organizations pleases God in my opinion.

My main point here is that its the left (and Obama particularly) who is constantly harping about helping the poor and that the rich need to pay "their fair share." He should lead by example.

Hope that helps.

Declaration of Indepence said...

I read, and I can't remember where, that Romney gave roughly 10% to his church.

Regardless of where he gave, giving is giving. Giving is a choice and a matter of the heart. I only gave 12% last year, and 10% of that was to my local church, the other 2% was to people going on missions trips.

I can tell you where every cent that my church gets goes, and a lot of it goes towards helping "the public good." Churches that hoard the money and buy fancy crap for there church is just wrong. That's why I go to the church I go to, a Quaker Church, we believe in simplicity and helping others.

Giving is a mark of a man's heart no matter where he gives. Just my thoughts.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Dec. One of the best books in the Bible about giving is Proverbs. King Solomon had much to say about what giving reveals and how it benefits the giver.

Lindsay said...

I appreciate both responses...thanks - they are both insightful. I agree, giving is giving, no matter who it is given to, that much is absolutely true.

I agree wholeheartedly with Richard's statement:

"My main point here is that its the left (and Obama particularly) who is constantly harping about helping the poor and that the rich need to pay "their fair share." He should lead by example."

Amen to that.