posted on May, 23 2011 @ 04:48 PM
Originally posted by WordPlayJAy
reply to post by 547000
name one multi-millionaire that genuinely does things for other people ... you can't, because capitalism doesn't allow that.
That is incredibly naive to say the least. I actively raise money for a few charities and most of the gifts come from the wealthy. I raise about a
half million a year myself of which nearly all comes from the wealthiest in the community. The Charities I am involved in help the neediest among
The young and the poor seldom give. Being privy to the data the demographic that gives the most are wealthy, conservative Christians. Not starting a
debate, just stating the facts known by most Charities. Those who give the least are the young and the Progressives. Again, just the facts the data
This is not to start a political debate, but those are facts. Progressives tend to support Charities that benefit political and ideological causes and
seldom give to assist the poor or the neediest among us.
I've met a couple of the wealthiest in the country who give half or more of their income to Charity and spoken to many you would recognize who
routinely give significant portions of their incomes. It started for me about thirty years ago when I met two of the richest Christians in America at
a Board meeting for a Charity I worked for briefly. They, Father and Son, gave half their huge income each year. It all went to the homeless and poor
and they kept it to themselves. Only those inside knew where the money was coming from.
We even had one guy who showed up once a year in a Limo, walked in and set a bag of hundreds on the reception desk and then left. Nobody knew who he
was but the bag of money was very substantial. The year I was there, it paid for a new building for their Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program.
You're falling for the class warfare hate fest to divide us and manipulate your vote. You are very ill informed on this topic and either somebody
lied to you, or you are just making it up as you go along. If your poor yourself, some of the aid you may have received might have come from one of
the rich people you hate so much. A fitting irony if true.
To satisfy you, I will name one where the information is already public. Ross Perot and his Wife started a private school for the underprivileged and
minorities. They also give half their income to charity each year and have done so since they first started to make money. Interestingly enough, he
was attacked for being a Racist even though they had funded the school for many years. No good deed goes unpunished.