President Biden supports red and blue states. Trump has intentionally worked to hurt blue states and brags about it.
“Biden’s Numbers, October 2023 Update”
So you repeat the false claim about conservatives giving more when liberals actually give more and then you’re going to say I’m excluding people’s “intent”.
YES, executive high salaries at the expense of who SHOULD be supported or companies with high exec salaries while they short-change the company and employees do NOT have good will.
Most pastors aren’t wealthy. However, the mega churches are the ones taking in the BIG bucks. Deduct those amounts and the “conservatives” don’t give to actual charitable causes as much as they claim.
Try reading it again. My source said that both gave about equally locally, but liberals ALSO gave more to national causes.
NOPE – I’ve been picturing the scene from Christmas Story when Santa gives Ralphie the boot only there are SPIKES on the boot.
The Brooks study is older (early 2000s), my source was 2022.
And conservatives give a lot to churches and religion where money can often go in and not come out. When the church contacted my sister about a donation and my BIL was unemployed at that time, they told her she could tithe part of his unemployment check. Then there are the evangelical zealots and mega churches.
IMPORTANT NOTE – NOT condemning all churches. Many have been instrumental in supporting / hosting food pantries and sheltering refugees.
There’s a neighborhood web forum that was discussing costs for private ambulance services and the ridiculous prices – $3K AFTER insurance. From what I understand, the private contract was put in during the pandemic. One commenter said how much it costs to train EMTs and buy equipment if the service is provided by fire dept, but that mindset ignores that private services are “cost PLUS”. The contractor states their costs and adds a profit – ZERO incentive to keep those costs down.
Thanks for the good discussion, and a HUGE thanks for the doggy pic. Reminds me of the dog I had that I referred to as my “pull toy” because he followed me around a lot – he was part border collie. The hip-sit is the best part.
“The Hunt” from the Twilight Zone is a great story.
Unbaptized deceased babies were supposedly sent to Limbo. But then the Catholic Church decided it didn’t exist; more complicated as to when and who decided from what I just looked up. But as I recall, this was decided around the same time the CC decided some saints weren’t really saints; the most notable was St. Christopher but people still put St. Christopher medals in their cars.
George Carlin said that when Limbo was “discontinued” he hoped the babies got promoted. I REALLY miss that guy. Especially since I was raised Catholic.
On a side note, there are gift shops in Catholic churches that have kits to sell your house that include a statue of St. Joseph. There are a few choices of saints when trying to conceive a baby.