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Who gives more, progressives or conservatives? Let's look at the numbers the beautiful model is standing in front of...
There's been some contentious debate about who has
largess, progressive liberals or conservatives. Recent
seem to point pretty squarely to one group but I'm not
going to say who because that's not the point.
Once a year, have a tv marathon featuring left vs right
can raise more money for charity. Have a stage,
performers, a master of ceremonies all in front of a
massive lit up sign with illuminated bar graphs showing
which group has given more. The liberal and
conservative side would each have different numbers for
donors to call and pledge money.
The MC would goad the group that was presently behind
give more, taunting them and saying things like "Well,
looks like the kind loving humanitarian liberals have
5 million more. Looks like you conservative guys
to save your money to buy new croquet hoops this year
That's ok, let the poor eat dogfood, those hoops are
shine!" Then if the conservatives pull ahead, the same
says "Well well well, it's nice to talk about how generous
you are at your little elitist cocktail parties but when it's
time to really give I guess you'd rather spend your money
by going to the local shaman to get your chakras re-
aligned eh? Screw the poor if it means spending your own
I understand that most sane people don't identify 100%
with either side but like rooting for the Super Bowl team
that's not from your city this year, "Who do you like a
In the end, charity benefits.
As a libertarian who thinks both sides are nuts, I'd love to
be the MC for this thing.
||Happy New Year everybody, AntiQuark, 21 Quest and anybody else I may have tussled with in 2010 included. (No, I'm not being sarcastic)
||Wishing a peaceful, prosperous and interesting 2011 to all! <:)
||//In the end, charity benefits.// Which is great, or at least it would be if the charities involved actually did charitable stuff, and weren't impressively well constructed tax-efficiency vehicles for the incredibly rich.
||Consider the options, you have a very large house, lots of money, and the government is taxing you at every opportunity. What to do? Simply put the house into trust along with the rest of your vast wealth and appoint yourself the trustee - sit back, get to play lawn-tennis on the veranda and hire a team of do-gooding (but exceedingly cost-effective) flunkies to distribute a bit of the remaining cash around - just as long as it's marginally less than what the taxman would have taken, you're doing just fine kiddo! If you get other people to support you with their charitable donations, even better!
||The extreme left and the extreme right meet out back behind the woodshed and are very hard to tell apart.
||/who thinks both sides are nuts/ and the nuts are hard to tell apart as well.