Does Obama really care?

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Mitt Romney’s generosity is very well-documented. These stories range from buying gifts for a family on hard times during Christmas to Romney buying material and physically helping to build a park in memory of a child who had died. These stories range from helping a family with poor credit purchase a home, to visiting and spending time with a dying child to ease the child’s transition from this world. The Romneys even helped save a family when their boat sank!

President Obama’s wealth has gone from about $1.2 million to more than $7 million during his tenure as president. Despite Obama’s wealth, I have not seen or heard of one act of generosity by Obama that involved him personally doing something to help someone else.

So I have a question for the liberals who accuse Romney of not caring: Exactly what stories exist of Obama’s personal charity to those who are suffering or less fortunate? While you bash Romney, please show me stories of Obama’s caring.

It seems to me that Obama only extends caring when he can write a government check – and then he calls that “compassion”!

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YeCats
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YeCats 09/25/12 - 11:04 pm
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The last sentence says it

The last sentence says it all. Mr. Brown view is 20/20, imo.

So have at it accusing liberals. Who does that government check belong to?

specsta
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specsta 09/26/12 - 01:17 am
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Nonsense

David Brown, you have got to be kidding.

How about asking the millions of Americans who have a little more in their checks thanks to the payroll tax cuts, or the millions who have easier access to healthcare, or the auto workers who still have jobs - ask them if President Obama has helped them.

carcraft
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carcraft 09/26/12 - 03:58 am
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Specsta Ask Obama's aunt

Specsta Ask Obama's aunt Zeitune Onyango about Obama's generosity. She lived on $700/ month welfare checks in public housing as an illegal citizen and Obama didn't even help her. Funny the Democrats never considered Bush generous despite the Bush tax cuts that put more money in their pocket or the Medicare drug plan Bush used to put more medicine and money in their pocket. Liberalism is simply generosity with other people’s money. But Specstra the question in the letter wasn't government help it was taking personal time and wealth to help others. So where are the stories of the great compassionate Obama? When Obama said the death of the US Ambassador Steven and 3 other Americans was a "Bump in the Road" you really get a sense of Obama's true level of compassion!

carcraft
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carcraft 09/26/12 - 04:13 am
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Because my health insurance

Because my health insurance premiums have gone up (even the city of Augusta is considering self-insuring because of the rise in insurance premiums) due in part to Obama care is that also Obama's compassion? Putting health insurance premiums out of the reach of many? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/business/health-insurance-costs-rise-s... So when I talk to folks like the two self employed indidviduals yesterday wondering how they were going to afford health care insurance for thier families is that also compassion from Obama..LOL

carcraft
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carcraft 09/26/12 - 04:16 am
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When 20,000 non union Delphie

When 20,000 non union Delphie GM workers lost thier jobs and pensions or had severe pension cuts (the lay off of these workers was directed from the White House) is that also a sign of Obama's compassion? http://inboxnews.com/archive/obama-admin-terminated-20000-non-union-auto...

carcraft
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carcraft 09/26/12 - 04:19 am
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When coal miners and workers

When coal miners and workers lose thier jobs at coal fired plants due to Obama's policies can we call that a lack of compassion ?

wayne2410
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wayne2410 09/26/12 - 05:54 am
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Obamacare gives healthcare to

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Obamacare gives healthcare to illegal immigrants, drug dealers, and all those who are too lazy to work and does it off the back of the honest working person, and the liberals call it compassion?! Not me, I feel us working folks are being punished by Obama, the only people he seems to care for is the entitlement crowd and Muslims. If you are a white Christian I doubt Obama gives a crap about you.

Techfan
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Techfan 09/26/12 - 06:56 am
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Ah, the insanity of Obama

Ah, the insanity of Obama derangement syndrome continues. Just like 51 years ago, the powers that be forged a birth certificate knowing that a Kenyan born black child would grow up to be President, insurers from 1999-2008 raised health care premiums 131% knowing that that same black child would be elected and pass health care reform in 2009. Romney is so compassionate that he didn't even deduct all of the charitable contributions for which he was entitled, If he had, it would have dropped his tax rate below 13%, and we know Romney can never tell a lie. Please ignore previous, ""I don't pay more than are legally due, and frankly if I had paid more than are legally due I don't think I'd be qualified to become president." quote.

Techfan
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Techfan 09/26/12 - 07:28 am
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Personally, I don't know

Personally, I don't know anyone who would sit on shore and watch a family drown. I guess all of my friends are qualified to be President. I never would have known that. Thanks David.

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soldout 09/26/12 - 07:54 am
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pro-death attitude doesn't equal caring

If you don't care about unborn babies and think the ability to kill them is a good thing then how could you care about anyone. I don't know how a mind can reach that point but his has and those around him think the same thing. Hilter's mind also reached that point. We all reap what we sow but I won't vote for him and share his reaping.

Jane18
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Jane18 09/26/12 - 08:25 am
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Answers

I'm still waiting for Specsta to answer Carcraft's questions........After reading Techfan's comment, now I know the answer to what is wrong with many Democrats---ODS. Thanks Techfan!

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 09/26/12 - 08:46 am
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Why?

Why are we wasting time talking about the biased spins put forth by Obama and the media? We are in fact entertaining lies! These spins need to be publicly debunked as soon as they happen, and we need to move on and focus on the real issues.

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 09/26/12 - 09:17 am
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Duh!!

Is this a rhetorical question? Of course he does not care. Watch 2016 and this will be made clear. Obama's idea of compassion is: I will take your money and distribute it. One other thing that came the light with the full Mother Jones video: Romney and his wife gave away their inheritance, and started from zero. I need a show of hands of who here is willing to give away their own inheritance?

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 09/26/12 - 09:21 am
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PS -

PS: really, he only case about getting reelected and taking America down the wrong path. The laundry list of proof that he does not care is ongoing. Just to name a few: crush hard working Americans with taxes, brush aside dealing with death and threats to Americans abroad to attend talk shows, provide free access of #1 carcinogens to women, weaken the military, increase Medicare premiums on the elderly ..... How can Americans be so STUPID and vote for this man. He is against ALL the American ideals.

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shrimp for breakfast 09/26/12 - 09:40 am
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Wait a minute now...

Soldout please don't tell me you're comparing Obama to Hitler...
As a WWII historian I disagree with you.
Hitler cannot be compared to anyone when it comes to pain and suffering . He brought Hell to Earth during his 12 year reign of terror.
His mind is responsible for over 50,000,000 deaths alone.
No President is responsible for the abortion laws. If you want to place blame then put it where belongs.The Supreme Court.

Bantana
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Bantana 09/26/12 - 10:02 am
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Wayne/CarCraft

Where do you find documentation that our President gives illegal immigrants free healthcare?

And coal fired power plants are killing this planet. On that point, the science cannot be disputed.

"And if you're a white Christian Obama doesn't give a crap about you". Well that says it all, doesn't it. The tension among some of the declining majority is ratcheting up.

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rmwhitley 09/26/12 - 10:08 am
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Y'all rave for

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the auto workers and the jobs "saved" for them by massa obama. First, an automobile would cost half of it's MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price) if union workers did not demand to be paid exorbitant hourly wages. Did you ever notice that you can buy a Toyota Prius for less than the Chevrolet Volt? Unions have ruined baseball, basketball, football, the auto industry, food industry et al. Who stands up for the average consumer? obama? No. he's too busy pandering to unions and special interest groups, his voting bloc ( since he's been on the campaign trail for the better part of two years now), denegrating people who truly work and worked for a living, having been successful in life (yet no complaint about his digs and cushy life) and telling the world that Mr. Romney hasn't paid his fair share of taxes. What garbage this punk is! he's successfully divided a nation along racial, socio-economic and political lines. he's kissed the derrieres of iran, syria, libya, egypt, morocco, tunisia, yemen, afghanistan, pakistan and any country that he's afraid of. he's gotten ambassadors and diplomats killed with his indecisiveness. he panders to those who commit crimes ( the black community commits more crimes per capita, hispanics run a close second per capita) and would have you believe it's because the white man has been enslaving them. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Affirmative Action have legislated this disparity out of commission. obama's regime says it unfair to ask a black or hispanic person to produce an ID card at the voting booth but has no problem with them having to produce one to cash their welfare checks.

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allhans 09/26/12 - 10:13 am
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sold out. "If you don't care

sold out.

"If you don't care about unborn babies and think the ability to kill them is a good thing then how could you care about anyone. I..."

May be one of the reasons some of the young people are killing each other. They are taught that life means nothing.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/26/12 - 11:11 am
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faithson

Make me look like a FOOL. Just pick one Non Fact broadcast that Faux, Rush, Neal and the many others who are telling us what we want to hear that is not backed up with Facts.

When you do, make sure your's is backed up with Documented Facts as to why it isn't Facts.

That question has been asked many times to the Liberals who worship King SMNCICBHO but never answered....because....they can't.

Nobody can make a Lie out of a Truth!

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burninater 09/26/12 - 12:16 pm
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President Obama’s wealth has

President Obama’s wealth has gone from about $1.2 million to more than $7 million during his tenure as president. Despite Obama’s wealth, I have not seen or heard of one act of generosity by Obama that involved him personally doing something to help someone else.
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Hmmm, maybe you need to clean out you ears then. Or turn the propaganda channel off.

"But politics also seems to saturate President Barack Obama’s tax returns. He gave 21.8 percent of his sizeable (by average American standards) income to charity, according to his 2011 returns.

That’s an impressive amount, as was the 14 percent in 2010 and the 25.1 percent in 2009, when he donated his entire Nobel Peace Prize earnings to charities.

But go back to the days before he was contemplating the White House and you get a different picture. As this Washington Post piece reports, Obama gave 1.2 percent in 2004, 1.4 percent in ’03 and 0.4 percent in ’02."

http://perspectivesonthenews.blogs.deseretnews.com/2012/09/25/what-romne...

Interesting that as his personal wealth increased, he could afford to give a larger percentage of his income.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 09/26/12 - 12:47 pm
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Reason?

"Interesting that as his personal wealth increased, he could afford to give a larger percentage of his income" More likely he considers it an investment.

KSL
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KSL 09/26/12 - 01:18 pm
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It doesn't hurt that he is

It doesn't hurt that he is getting free housing, food, travel and entertainment taxpayer expense.

burninater
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burninater 09/26/12 - 01:23 pm
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It doesn't hurt that he is

It doesn't hurt that he is getting free housing, food, travel and entertainment taxpayer expense.
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Why is this President faulted for remuneration that every other President has received?

Why are different standards applied to this President than previous Presidents?

Have people become so partisan that we can't even apply consistent standards anymore?

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scoobynews 09/26/12 - 02:49 pm
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Noble Peace Prize - FOR WHAT?

"The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population"

The same thing EVERY other president has ever done for our country yet Obama gets a prize for it. I lost all respect for the award after this. He should have donated every penny because he sure didn't EARN it like so many others.

Bantana
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Bantana 09/26/12 - 04:41 pm
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Scooby

He did donate his prize money. People...please pay attention and don't just assume something because it fits your idea of how evil you believe him to be.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/03/obama-gives...

KSL
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KSL 09/26/12 - 05:45 pm
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Burn, I guess it is because

Burn, I guess it is because Obama himself has applied a different standard to himeslf and his family than previous presidents.

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Conservative Man 09/26/12 - 05:50 pm
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Obama is not evil...

...any more than Romney is evil....But his ideas, his policies and the direction he has (and wants) to take this country, is.....

As a conservative I don't believe the man to be a bad person....just supremely misguided....

I almost feel sorry for the guy...To have fallen for the leftist claptrap he's been fed his whole life , then to have been elected President of the most powerful country on the face of the Earth, AND have had control of both houses of Congress, as well as a fawning media, and then to realize you been such an abysmal failure....Gotta be hard to take...

But......

In six weeks the Obama Administration will be remembered as just a bad taste in the mouth of American history....

wayne2410
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wayne2410 09/26/12 - 05:54 pm
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That is correct bantana,

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That is correct bantana, Obama does not care about white Christians. I sure don't see him accusing the Muslims of clinging to their guns and religion. I also remember being called "the enemy" by Obama because I was not going to vote the way he thought I should, and all those like me. That is something no president should ever say about their own citizens and it makes it perfectly clear what he is about. I don't need all your BS spin to know what I see.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 09/26/12 - 06:04 pm
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Pick One That Is Not A FACT!

Barack Obama’s Failed Presidency?

Oh Barack Obama’s Failure just got much worse.

My heart goes out the the family of U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens, and to the rest of the victims and families that are suffering as a result of the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Please God help us.

What people are saying~

Obama’s failing history…..

*Mandates that by 2025 cars will have to have 54.5 MPG rating thereby killing a big part of the American market.

*Chevy Volt is suspended indefinitely. It, like Obama, is a failure.

*Obama flip-flops again and now backs gay marriage. Yet another 180 degree flip-flop since his 2008 campaign stand.

*Obama gives up fact that CIA had informant in Al Qaeda’s bomb making group for political points in election. We lost a big advantage because of this.

*Secret Service in Columbia preparing for Obama visit is caught with 21 hookers.

*Obama’s GSA gets awards for wasting money on stupid conference in Las Vegas.

*Obama gives 1.5 billion dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood.

*Obama blames his own GSA debacle on George Bush.

*Obama slapped down by the Supreme Court for his dopey remarks on Obamacare.

*2.1 billion dollar loan given to Solar Trust of America just went into bankruptcy so they can’t build the Southern California solar farm. They had 5 employees.

*Obama hasn’t had a single democrat vote on his budgets in two years.

President Obama, “On all these issues, particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…”

President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

President Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” Total failure.

*Obama said he would “fastrack” Keystone pipeline even though he couldn’t do anything about it anyway. It is a state issue and Obama is lying about yet another thing.

*Sat in Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years and said he didn’t hear a word, lie.

*Obama’s new budget instead of saving 3.5 trillion dollars will now cost 3.5 trillion dollars. That’s only a 7 trillion dollar mistake.

*Obamacare will now cost 1.7 trillion instead of 945 billion as Obama promised according to the CBO.

*Banks that got TARP money are paying back the loans with other federal rescue programs according to the GAO.

*Obama is bought off by Bill Maher for 1 million contribution.

*When his association with Wright became a liability, he threw him under a bus. No loyalty.

*Started his political career in Bill Ayres’ living room, served on boards with him and disavows a friendship with a man.

*Cash for clunkers, fail.

*Cap and tax, failure.

*Apology world tour, failure.

*Bill Ayres, terrorist wrote Obama’s first book and Obama denies it, failure.

*Lead with his behind foreign policy, failure.

*When the Dems couldn’t come up with a budget, Obama threatened the Military retirees and the Social Security recipients not his personal interest, failure.

*Solyndra $535 million bankruptcy, failure.

*First Logic bankruptcy, failure.

*Beacon Power bankruptcy, failure.

*GM bailout, they still owe $49 million and don’t pay taxes, failure.

*Shut Gitmo, failure.

*America’s credit rating dropped, failure.

*Border agent killed with Holder’s guns, failure.

*Didn’t listen to Generals and didn’t send enough troops to Iraq causing more wasted troops, failure.

*Obamacare, failure.

*Don’t ask don’t tell, failure.

*Real unemployment, U6, still over 17%, failure.

*Unemployment never below 8% as promised after the stimulus, failure.

*Record number of people on food-stamps, failure.

*Record debt, failure.

*Loses top secret drone to Iran.

*DEA money laundering to Mexican cartels, failure.

*Gives Canadian oil and jobs to China and stops Keystone Pipeline, failure.

*Subsidies for oil business to develop oil reserves in Brazil (!!!)

*Ener1, parent company of car battery maker that received $118M from the White House goes bankrupt, failure.

*Fisker automotive lays off workers in Delaware and California to renegotiate loan for $529 million, failure.

*Ruling that all employer ‘health’ insurance plans must include contraception, access to the morning after pill and abortion- even religious institutions, failure.

*He will forever be known as the president who signed the indefinite detention without charge or trial into law.

*Obama supports Occupy Wall Street (OWS) as a political force for him, Failure.

*Obama’s aunt lives in subsidized housing and collects $700. a month from social security even though she is an illegal alien and has never paid into social security. Obama changed her illegal alien status to asylum status.

*123 Systems, after receiving a $390 million govt. subsidies goes bankrupt.

*Looks like those car batteries aren’t selling. More of those great green investments by Obama using taxpayers money. Failure.

*Abound Solar bankrupt after a 2 billion government loan, failure.

*The President’s proposed $1.561 trillion tax increase over 10 years is much bigger than advertised. In fact, the President wants to raise taxes by $1.689 trillion- that’s $128 billion more than was reported by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the President’s FY 2013 budget proposal-LIE/Failure

*GM Volt stopped production because of low demand. More green failure.

*In January 2011, he said that “rules have gotten out of balance” and “have a chilling effect on growth and jobs.” AND President Obama claimed that “I’ve approved fewer regulations in the first three years of my presidency than my predecessor did in his.” HOWEVER, Over just the last year, the Obama Administration has added 32 regulations that together impose more than $10 billion in annual costs and $6.6 billion in one-time implementation costs.

And the cavalcade of failures goes on…

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madgerman 09/26/12 - 06:06 pm
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So when did a tax deduction

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So when did a tax deduction suddenly becopme compasionate charity? I always thought charity was when you give something without expecting something in return. I am still waiting for the tax returns to prove just how charitable Mitty is and to who he "gives" money to. Unfortunately that is not in the cards. P.S. since when did repairring someones boat become an act of charity? Sounds like someone is grasping for a tale to fit the story. And finally some posters are really true christians and show it when they complain about anyone getting healthcare in an emergency. I wonder what Jesus would think about helping people in need?

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