Comments on: How generous is Mitt Romney? http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/ Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:29:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: youniquelikeme http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/#comment-377 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:08:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/?p=1373#comment-377 I just wanted to remind people who feel Romney is generous that the tithe is considered not only Romney’s duty, but his ticket to being a ruler of his own heavenly kingdom in the afterlife. He also cannot attend his church or use the power structure of the church if he doesn’t tithe.

It has little to do with goodness of heart. (and even his self-named charity is a tax deduction he front loads to his benefit, with lots of deductions but little being used for charity)

Although the Mormon church is not the only one to use a money grab (extort by using such promises to excessively or exorbitantly charge) it would be wise to remember when comparing how generous he is in THIS life and why.

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By: iMom http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/#comment-372 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:36:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/?p=1373#comment-372 Brings to mind the story in the Bible in which the rich person who tossed in a few bucks was unfavorably compared to the very poor widow “who gave all she had”. Heaven’s calculator and metrics differ from ours and since Mitt’s the one who always brings religion and how generous he is to his church into it as a sign of what a really generous fellow he is (although very humbly, saying he doesn’t want to talk about it but lets do it anyway), perhaps he needs to re-read the Bible. I realize the Mormons are a very heterodox sect, but surely they can’t argue with the big JC!?!

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By: Frankie5angels http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/#comment-371 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:34:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/?p=1373#comment-371 Based on Romney’s comments about the 47% of the US population who mooch off the 53% “maker” class, charitable donations of any amount should pose a moral dilemma for him.

Why? He said the 47% take no responsibility for their lives. In Romney’s view, they would either a) squander the gift or b) become addicted to it, as they would government handouts. In effect, these folks are beyond help.

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By: Naksuthin http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/#comment-370 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:51:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/?p=1373#comment-370 I’d be interested in seeing where the “donations” went.
The Mormon church requires everyone donate to the Church.
Some of the money goes to helping the less fortunate but , as any church, a lot of it goes to building elaborate churches and supporting their massive outreach programs.
I don’t consider donating to a churches building fund as charitable giving. Nor do I regard funding conversion programs as charity.
To me, charity has more to do with helping poor people

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By: FabrizioP http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/#comment-369 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:47:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/?p=1373#comment-369 It’s interesting to see how generous Mitt & Ann Romney are compared to Barack Obama. Obamas’s half brother lives in a shack in Kenya and has an income of $20/year. You think he would be charitable enough to help him out…

Is this the type of President the American people want?

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By: BartDePalma http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/#comment-368 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:41:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/?p=1373#comment-368 “Giving away almost a third of your annual income sounds laudable, but for someone of Mitt Romney’s wealth, charity should be assessed by net worth, not income. The Romneys’ net worth is currently estimated at $250 million. $4 million is just 1.6% of that net worth.”

Can the Democrat media get any more loathsome than to attempt to attack Romney’s charitable giving?

Romney’s wealth was built over the past 40 years and he donated to charity in every one of those years.

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By: Woltmann http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/#comment-367 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:35:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/?p=1373#comment-367 The income/worth debate is clever but really doesn’t address the issue of truly generous charitable donations. Isn’t donating without getting anything in return, not even a tax donation, the truly generous charitable donation? A LOT of people with dramatically less income or worth than even average income make these donations all the time. The fact Romnoid elected to temporarily forego a portion of his deduction to cook the figures on his tax rate doesn’t qualify. The fact these figures showed up on their tax returns disqualifies both these guys as truly, unselfishly generous ..

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By: youniquelikeme http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/#comment-366 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:21:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/?p=1373#comment-366 TFF, the glass house comment etc, and using “you” after saying my name might be why … also saying you were not judgmental made me go … HUH? If you were agreeing with me it was lost after the first sentence. (plus you said I might level similar charges against you and I agreed)

Curmudgeon, the last 4 blogs were by Ben Walsh. It seems Felix took a long weekend.

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/#comment-364 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:57:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/?p=1373#comment-364 I would really like to bring back some balance to a what was once a really good blog that for some reason has completely gone off the rails. Are you listening, Felix? I suspect not.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/2012/09/25/how-generous-is-mitt-romney/#comment-362 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:46:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ben-walsh/?p=1373#comment-362 Huh? Don’t know what you are talking about, younique. I wasn’t criticizing anything you said — if anything I was criticizing Felix’s original post. My only response to you was “good comment”. Chip on your shoulder, maybe?

“I would be happy to admonish you in kind.”

You are welcome to do so if it floats your boat. As I said, we could surely do more than we do.

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