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Originally posted by DOLCOTT
OBAMA supporter in disguise, Mitt Romney has given more in charity in his life than the average millionaire makes. This is certainly a line of BS straight out of Chicagoland, just like the man said " why waste a perfectly good crisis"
Originally posted by joyride0187
Your source is a Liberal Blog and you are a troll. Americans should come together to help the victims regardless of political affiliation.
Originally posted by CT_Flyboy
No way to know if this claim is true or not. In any case I wouldn't give Romney OR the Red Crooks a dime. If you want to help, donate money, food and or time to your local food bank or shelter.
Originally posted by glad_to_be_His
OK....I admit I couldn't get past the first page of this nonsense but the first few posts were all I needed.
Uh, yeah, staged donations - brilliant way to falsely gain adoration as the news agencies are ALL OVER this story.
Whoever said "donated items are not wanted, they want money"......I would have to completely disagree. I spent time in an area devestated by Tropical Storm Lee last year (my mom lost half her home, her neighbor lost all of his) and I can personally GUARANTEE you that donated items were well received by all going through the nightmare. Where do people come up with this stuff?
I said it then, I'll say it again. The MOST helpful assistance was the spontaneous involvement of any and all people who were willing to give whatever they had. ....er uh, and guess what - it all staged from the local churches. Clothes (donated) piled to the ceilings......gift cards (donated money) for everything from gas to walmart to visa cards.......small appliances (donated)........medical supplies, paper towels (you wouldn't BELIEVE how many of them you go through), buckets, rope, soap, towels, you name it. Tons and tons of toys and games (donated) - don't underestimate how valuable things like that are when you are trying to console children who may have just lost everything. Brown bag lunches (donated and homebaked cookies) delivered door to door by friends for friends. That bagged lunch was like heaven after standing in piles of muck and broken furniture and lives for hours. People just going door to door to "see what they could do".....it was awful and awesome at the same time.
Why does this have to be political and why do people have to have opinions determined to place limitations on the goodheartedness of others? Oh well, continue and have your fun.
Originally posted by Missing Blue Sky
reply to post by Sissel
Here is a New York Liberal's take on Romneys charitable giving...he says "But the release of these tax records leaves no doubt about one thing: Mitt Romney is an extraordinarily, remarkably, astonishingly generous man. A good man. Maybe even a great man."
Read it for yourself...he paid his share of taxes
I am not even a big Romney supporter...just think it is vile of you to criticize people for trying to help Sandy victims and keep their campaign going. They are doing a good deed. get over it. What have you done to help so far?
Originally posted by Grimpachi
Many people do not understand why the Red Cross wants money instead of tangible items.
The reason is simple enough that anyone can understand. In the instance of food the Red Cross is nonprofit so they can buy more food with less money than individuals can so in essence the money goes much further and helps more people one of the reasons is that they are not taxed. Everyone knows that when you buy bulk you get more. This is just one instance where money is better to donate than items.
Romney should know this however I am not surprised by anything with him anymore.
If you really want to help send money if you want publicity go hand out peanut butter after you have them watch your propaganda.edit on 31-10-2012 by Grimpachi because: add