The Liberals love to talk about being compassionate.
They talk about how we have to take care of the poor and less fortunate.
That is a worthy cause.
However, compassion to them is helping people by taking from others.
It is easy to be compassionate with other people’s money.
They take from those who earned their money and give it to those who didn’t earn it.
Surely, these Liberal politicians who shout about taking care of the less fortunate are giving themselves, right?
It appears that they are actually not as generous with their own money.
Many of the Democratic candidates for president are stingy with their money.
Beto O’Rourke was speaking to a group of students at a town hall at the University of Virginia. O’Rourke was asked by a student why he didn’t give more to charity. He and his wife gave less than 1 % of their income to charity in 2017.
Beto’s answer was weak.
He tried to claim that by simply gracing the students with his presence, he was being charitable.
Someone thinks he is awfully important. Better get his ego in check.
He answered the student by saying, “I’m doing everything that I can right now, spending this time with you — not with our kiddos, not back home in El Paso — because I want to sacrifice everything to make sure that we meet this moment of truth with everything that we’ve got.”
How nice of him.
He continued: “I’ve served in public office since 2005. I do my best to contribute to the success of my community, of my state and now, of my country.”
In his eyes, being a congressman is equivalent to charitable giving.
This gives you an insight into the mind of a Liberal. They equate big government with generosity. The only entity that can properly take care of people is the government.
Beto isn’t the only cheapskate of those running for president.
Comrade Bernie Sanders talks a good game, until it comes to using his own income to help others.
Despite talking about how the rich should pay their “fair share,” he and his wife gave just 3.4% of their income to charitable causes. Bernie is a millionaire; apparently capitalism isn’t that bad.
He also received a tax cut from President Trump’s tax law. However, he refused to pay more to the federal treasurer than he was required to by law. Bernie is rich — by his own definition, he should be paying more his “fair share.”
Sanders once proclaimed that America is not a compassionate nation.
He said, “No, we are not a compassionate society. In terms of our relationship to poor and working people, our record is worse than virtually any other country on Earth. We have the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country, and half our senior older workers have nothing set aside for retirement, so I don’t think compared to other countries we are particularly compassionate.”
That is completely false. Americans give more to charity than any nation on Earth ($585 billion). And where does most of that funding come from?
Answer: the top 1%.
Senator Kamala Harris and her husband gave a paltry 1.4% of their $2 million income in 2018; Senator Elizabeth Warren gave just 5.5% of her income to charity.
Maybe they should pay their “fair share.”