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Why Don’t Liberals Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is?

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Bleeding Heart Tightwads – NYTimes.com

Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates….

I recall being on an I-95 exit ramp in Palm Beach County (with its obligatory panhandler) a few days before Christmas. Our Hyundai was about fifth in line, behind a Bentley, a Maserati and a couple of SUVs. The fellow with the hand-lettered sign immediately passed up the supercars and made a beeline for the Hyundai where, of course, he got a buck and a Merry Christmas. They know. It’s us schmucks who have been the closest to where they are who are most likely to be empathetic. Too bad, but there it is….

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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