Monday, August 23, 2010

Stingy and Proud Of It

Some other Anon below posted that it's always rich Republicans who give the most to charity. Not at all true, according to studies compiled by the NYTimes:
For decades, surveys have shown that upper-income Americans [individuals earning over $200,000 and couples with revenues over $250,000] don't give away as much of their money as they might and are particularly undistinguished as givers when compared with the poor, who are strikingly generous. A number of other studies have shown that lower-income Americans give proportionally more of their incomes to charity than do upper-income Americans. In 2001, Independent Sector, a nonprofit organization focused on charitable giving, found that households earning less than $25,000 a year gave away an average of 4.2 percent of their incomes; those with earnings of more than $75,000 gave away 2.7 percent.

Because this was published in the NYTimes and not by, say, Fox News, we realize Anon and Brethren will once again chose the reality that most flatters their own view of the world.


anon said...

Actually, if you read the post again you will see that is NOT what I said at all. It's right in front of you - you even link to it - and you still don't know what I wrote. Is this the Keith Olberman news - saying someone said something when in fact, I did not.

Okay, so you make a point from a NY Times article - but in no way is it a rebuttal to what I wrote. It's barely even related.

Anonymous said...

Yeah that's right!

Just look at Joe Biden!

BikerBard said...

"The lady protests too much, methinks." - W.S.

Also Anonymous said...

"Ignore that man behind the curtain!"