posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 10:33 PM
Originally posted by sirhumperdink
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
Get some real data. According to this link - link - Feed the
Children has fed a whopping 350,000 children, all on private donations, in foreign countries. They have also provided food and other supplies to
people n the United States. That is ONE charity. There are many. Add them all up, and you would be stunned what they can do, and in fact, have
done. You state things as though they are facts, and you offer not a single shred of evidence.
edit on 11-12-2012 by Thepump because: (no reason given)
"fed a whopping 350,000" thats a long way from 47 million and fed does not mean feed ....one of these is past tense and would indicate an irregular
event (for the span of a given time period which could be week a month a year ten years.. it doesnt say... but in the context of the article we can
assume one year)
how much money was donated to achieve these ends? would it be logical to assume a larger entity making larger purchases could get a better deal on the
and regardless of wether its charity or government it needs to be paid for somehow
and if your argument is that government is wasteful and makes unfair or unreasonable decisions then shouldnt the priority be to reform government
(which would need to be done anyway as it has much farther reaching impacts) and use its infrastructure and leverage in negotiating deals to do the
job better than smaller entities? (maybe raise taxes on business operating overseas and have tax breaks for those that operate domestically.... maybe
have a more reasonable minimum wage..... you know help create jobs that can actually support the populace and increase overall production and reduce
the amount of aid that is necessary)
why are you addressing symptoms while ignoring the disease?
edit on 11-12-2012 by sirhumperdink because: (no reason given)
That is ONE charity, out of a great many charities across the country. If you want total numbers, look them all up; I have other things to do with my
time. When donations are made this way, food IS bought in bulk, at a better price.
And, no, the priority should be to get the government out of things that are not its concern. That's step one. Federally-run programs tend to be
bureaucratic disasters, with far too much spending, tons of paperwork, and even more corruption. If such a charity is needed, let it be at a state
level. Smaller, local, and far easier to oversee. Now, tax breaks for businesses operating locally would be a great thing, but don't hold your
breath. The guy in charge right now could rather see them all fail.