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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I do, but I also don't assume that someone's decisions are the sole determination of what happens to them in life. There has to be balance for things that they are not in control of.
    There used to be a time when people took responsibility for their own destinies, and didn't look to the government to provide for them.

    I am 46 years old and I remember back when I was a kid, people took pride in making their own way, without the governments help. In fact, taking government cheese back then was considered an embarrassment, and often people refused it out of sheer pride. Thanks to the progressives movement toward a socialist, nanny state, those days are long gone. Now, people have no sense of pride, and actually demand that the government provide for their every need. It's a real shame what the liberal agenda has done to American society.
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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    How "nice" of these billionaires. They are going to give 50% of their money to charity, rather than have 55% of it confiscated by the government when they die.

    It's a good move. If I made that money, I'd rather have that little bit of say on how it's going to be spent than to give that say over to politicians.

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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    All depends, at least to me, which charities they gve the money to.

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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Obama has got to be pissed. I mean, how's he going to tax this out of them if they give it away? The nerve of these rich Republicans.

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