The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day 2010: We've More Charity than the VP

The White House released their 2009 tax returns today. We observed that after giving a paltry $3,690 to charity over the past decade Joe and Jill Biden gave a whopping $4820 to charity in 2009 off of an income of $333K.

Although Nacilbupera doesn't publicly release tax returns, we admit to an AGI of less than a quarter of what the Bidens made. From that 75% less income in 2009 we gave in dollars more than 50% over the Biden's record amount to charity. What's more is that we do this year after year. Putting it in a percentage comparison, the Bidens donated roughly 1% of their AGI to charity; we donated about 11%. Not only are we are overwhelmingly more charitable than the Bidens, but we know of many others far more charitable as well.

While we will fight for the right for the Bidens to spend their money as they please, the point is that Nacilbupera has been taught to give and does give. We don't need government to unconstitutionally steal our money from us in order to help others...maybe the Bidens do, but we have a consistent charitable-giving record.

We have noted how the Progressives always want to force their agenda on us. They didn't and don't propose a government-run voluntary charity for the uninsured (for example) because they don't want to put their own money where their talk is. They have to punish us, the charitable givers, the workers of society who produce profit so America can have a strong economy and jobs.

2 comments:

jbtsax said...

Be careful not to sprain your arm patting yourself on the back.

Would most of your charitable contributions be your 10% LDS Church tithing? If that is the case then most of that money goes to help others like yourself. In fact the LDS religion does a great job of "taking care of their own". Tax money that provides social programs helps a much wider and more diverse population of those in need in our country which inclues all races, nationalities, and religions.

I for one am very proud my tax dollars can help those citizens in my country who are in need. I just wish more money could be diverted from building smart bombs used to kill people to services that enable people to live.

nacilbupera said...

JBTSAX:

To mock a fellow American for contributing generously to the charitable causes chosen by that individual is, shall we say, most uncharitable on your part.

You stand with unfounded criticism when you chastise based on your own assumptions.

Our charitable contributions provide help to people in all races, nationalities, and religions. Yet were our charitable giving targeted, we would feel just as proud and acceptable. We refuse to have you dictate or hint at any "guidelines" for our personal charitable giving.

We gave much more than Biden who is a modern day scrooge and for that we stand proud, not in a boastful way, but with an air of confidence that when the day comes to meet our Maker, we will be able to look him in the eye and say: 'Master, we gave generously to feed thy sheep.'

We reject your pointing finger of scorn at us for determining the destination of our charity. We will give to whomever we feel like. You can support the theft from our pockets of our money we earned and socialistically do a forced redistribution, yet this is against the motto of the Declaration of Independence that we have a right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."