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Penn says..

Charity vs. Tyranny

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by Rolandofgilead

submitted April 19th 2012

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i agree... and i disagree...
the government has WAY more power to help WAY more people in an efficient way...
i do agree tho that people should be helping other people regardless of governments tho..
5 years ago
That's the rub, though.. those WAY over-paid government beaureaucrats soak up like 60% of the taxed dollar in wages and benefits before anyone who needs it sees a dime, where a freely donated dollar sees more like 70-80% going to those in need if donated wisely.

Anyone can misappropriate funds, but do you seriously put that much faith in your government..?
5 years ago
there are vast amounts of studies out there if you look that show conclusively that government programs such as welfare actually save money in the long run...

in my personal opinion, id rather trust government and their breadth of power than ANY corporate charity to help people..
5 years ago
Most charities are no different. They keep most of the donations for overhead and paying their president, just like government.
5 years ago
the difference is with government organizations is they are non profit...
they dont have to advertise
they only have wages basically... and what is wrong with that? nothing....
things like charities are corporations who spend literally millions of dollars a year just ADVERTISING their cause.. wasting money that could go to more useful things.. government organizations arent like that.. they are WAY more efficient than people think..
5 years ago
and whats more.. government organizations are required to report everything and be public... so they are nearly transparent... which isnt what can be said about a lot of charities
5 years ago
when you compare a 'non profit' charity to a government non profit... you will see what i mean...
5 years ago
You must be talking about the charities people see on the TV spending millions to get the word out. There are many non profit charities that exist as well and are also transparent and report to the public. Guess if you're going to use your money, even by giving it away, you ought to be smart about it.
5 years ago
There are many efficient* non profit charities.... Also can you direct me to the vast number of studies that show that government welfare is more efficient than private charity.
5 years ago
Which is why I said "wisely", like local charities where you see where the money goes, or like buying a pro membership.... $1 = $1 to the needy in that scenario. :)
5 years ago
Yeah, because if we don't help those in need, they will form a group of meat eating zombies..
5 years ago
I laughed when I read 'efficient government'. The unquoted studies, the people saying that the government is efficient, are either ignorant or liars. I can't believe I am seeing a pro-government argument here on anything.
5 years ago
He is smarter than his persona would lead you to believe.
5 years ago
He'd have to be.
5 years ago
Just another celebrity giving his opinion to us common folk who are supposed to do what he thinks.
5 years ago
Commedians like this guy are the worst, particularly female ones. You get crowds of people sitting there listening attentively to you and you start thinking it's because you're important, not because you're funny. They forget that we're laughing at them, as well as with them.
5 years ago
He's giving his sound opinion that is as good as anyone else's. What you are 'supposed' to do is critically analyze how much it corresponds to reality and then form your own opinion based upon your specific experiences.
5 years ago
So why doesn't anyone go with my opinions, because I unemployed and not that important?
5 years ago
maybe cuz you are wrong? :P
5 years ago
and probably less informed.
5 years ago
Trust me, I know the difference between right and wrong. How else could I survive this long without the help of my government without turning to crime, like poloticians do?
5 years ago
btw this quote is rather taken out of context... he is speaking on the usa invading other countries under the guise of 'helping' them.
5 years ago
I would like to keep this slack jawed jackass at gun point and force him to perform a magic trick. Then right before his big finish, pull the trigger blasting his fucking brains out.
Now that’s compassion!
5 years ago
fuck you roland you pole smoker
5 years ago
^The hate is strong in this lefty.
5 years ago
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