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RESPONSE TO CHARITABLE REQUESTS FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS
11-9-12 | Me

Posted on 11/09/2012 8:00:06 AM PST by SMARTY

In the future, when I receive requests in the mail from organizations who want a donation, I will return the following note to them in their OWN postage paid envelope:

Sir:

The US government has hired people to take my money from me FOR you.

As a result, it is impossible for me to continue contributions to charities of MY choice.

If you need assistance, I suggest you contact the people the government has hired on your behalf.

Thank you.


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Think that will work?
1 posted on 11/09/2012 8:00:15 AM PST by SMARTY
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To: SMARTY

I don’t know if it’ll work, but it’s a great retort.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 8:01:55 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: SMARTY
You're not alone.

Shrugging Hard

3 posted on 11/09/2012 8:02:41 AM PST by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: SMARTY

I don’t know if it’ll work, but I agree with every word.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 8:03:11 AM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: SMARTY

Lovelovelove! I just copied and pasted it to print out, take home, and keep on my desk for future use.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 8:04:01 AM PST by IN Farm Girl (Hoosier by birth, Boilermaker by the grace of God)
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To: SMARTY

My father went out and ordered a rubber stamp yesterday for the family foundation and his personal use:

Get it from Obama!

I’ve never seen him so pissed.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 8:04:18 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: SMARTY

I would suggest that if the organization is one that you find worthy, honorable or whatever, I suggest you not stick them with the postage. I get requests from good Christian ministries and I would not want to hurt them with the postage.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 8:04:56 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: SMARTY

Yup and it’s appropriate for any other requests from anyone...including Salvation Army, Police orgs, fire orgs, you name it....
Not even my diocese will get money this year...not until our Bishop starts calling “catholics” for Obozo out.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 8:05:05 AM PST by matginzac
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To: SMARTY

Smarty, I am also considering the same response whenever I hear/see about a victim of crime. The first thing I will ask is, “How did that person vote?” I am very disinclined to help such people.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 8:05:18 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: SMARTY

I will carefully decide where charity goes. If the Obama-voting parasites are part of the cause, it will be ignored.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 8:08:39 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SMARTY

HA! I was just solicited by an organization who wants me to help buy Thanksgiving meals to poor people. I wrote back to let Obama pay for it and to add me to the list.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 8:10:11 AM PST by Fawn (Obama is in for a 4 year Rebellion...)
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To: matginzac
Yup and it’s appropriate for any other requests from anyone...including Salvation Army, Police orgs, fire orgs, you name it.... Not even my diocese will get money this year...not until our Bishop starts calling “catholics” for Obozo out.

I agree with you on all of the above except the Salvation Army. Years ago during the Korean war the SA gave doughnuts and coffee free of charge to service men coming off the line, the Red Cross charged them or made them sign IOU's. I have heard the exact same thing from others and men that served during WWII.

I especially agree with you about the Bishops. I refuse to give a dime to the diocese of Richmond (Bishop DiLorenzo) Until he makes a drastic change to his attitude.

12 posted on 11/09/2012 8:13:25 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: SMARTY

It all depends - on the nature of the charity, the people involved, and their world view.

Of course, I want to take care of those causes which advance conservatism, without involving our totalitarian government. Why punish those organizations which had nothing to do with electing a Marxist government?

But if I smell even the slightest whiff of a Demonicrat member or agenda, the cash register closes and locks tight.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 8:13:33 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: all the best

what about liberal churches?

nah, better to just not donate to orgs at all

if you know a family in need of help until the next EBT day, you can choose to help them witn 0% overhead


14 posted on 11/09/2012 8:13:39 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Giving to charity, any charity, may actually be immoral in the current climate, as it tends to prop up the state, which is bad for everyone in the long run.

People voted for free stuff - let them get it from their government.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 8:16:25 AM PST by altsehastiin
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To: SMARTY

Outstanding idea. I have forwarded your post to all my conservative friends.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 8:16:29 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: verga

Maybe the Red Cross will ask for the Democrat registration card before they help someone soon?


17 posted on 11/09/2012 8:16:37 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: fwdude
Of course, I want to take care of those causes which advance conservatism, without involving our totalitarian government. Why punish those organizations which had nothing to do with electing a Marxist government?

But if I smell even the slightest whiff of a Demonicrat member or agenda, the cash register closes and locks tight.

AMEN Brother!

18 posted on 11/09/2012 8:16:43 AM PST by Marathoner (Benghazi = Watergate on steroids)
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To: SMARTY

What difference does it make if it doesnt? The point is. They won’t get the donation. They will have wasted money on a stamp and we can buy dinner or groceries for someone we KNOW who will benefit.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 8:17:02 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: SMARTY

I’m planning to so the same thing. No charitable contributions to any organized charity of any stripe. I may offer support on a one to one basis but that’s it.


20 posted on 11/09/2012 8:17:58 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: GeronL
It will NOT work unless all are affected equally.

The Gov. needs to see, and quickly, JUST HOW MUCH Americans have consistently and VOLUNTARILY given!

The sooner that happens, the sooner the politics of this whole nanny state mentality will be shown for the lying and disreputable sham it is!!!!!

21 posted on 11/09/2012 8:20:26 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY
These charities offer a place to go other the government. The current administration wants to replace these charities with government programs. If you have places to go other than the government you are not totally dependent on the government. Many of these charities with help people become self sufficient and learn to help themselves. This will not help the government's goal. All it will do is make you feel good and help the government make people more dependent. And when you do something because how it makes you feel your thing like a liberal.
22 posted on 11/09/2012 8:20:56 AM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: pgkdan

New Lesbian senator from Wisconsin is going to go after the Knights of Columbus!!!!


23 posted on 11/09/2012 8:21:44 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: altsehastiin

Right.

I don’t have a free phone, a free education, free rent, free health care, free contraception, etc.

I couldn’t get those things if my life depended on it.

They voted their own poison, let them choke on it


24 posted on 11/09/2012 8:23:04 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: matginzac

Exactly...will b telling john 3:16 & salvation army same thing this year. The people they help with my money are then rounded up to go vote for obummer...no more.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 8:23:23 AM PST by yellowdoghunter
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To: SMARTY

It should depend on what the organization does and how much of their funding is from the government.If it is for a Unionized organization, especially a public union, I think your response is great. Trumka as much as admitted it was the unions that pushed Obama over the top.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 8:24:54 AM PST by nomobs
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To: SMARTY

Don’t know.

But I do know I’ll donate more to my church this coming year than the VP of the US will to his.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 8:25:30 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: SMARTY

I’m saying “Oh yeah, definitely, let me get you a number you can call for my donation. Here it is, 202.456.2121.”

That’s the White House switchboard. Can’t wait from my alumni drive.

Jee, I wonder what happened to my United Way contribution this year.. hum....


28 posted on 11/09/2012 8:26:12 AM PST by PfromHoGro (Free citizens voted to become subjects of the state, how about that!)
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To: massgopguy
New Lesbian senator from Wisconsin is going to go after the Knights of Columbus!!!!

Maybe it will wake them up. I' have been advocating for years that the KOC do something about the so called Catholic politicains who like to call themselves Knights around election time and them go to DC and vote to spend my tax dollars alaughtering babies here and around the world.

29 posted on 11/09/2012 8:26:54 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: ThomasThomas

We will give only to those in our family who have lost their jobs and are trying to survive. That will take all our “charitable giving.” I’d suggest that prudent people save their money for their own future unemployed family members.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 8:27:30 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: GeronL
Maybe the Red Cross will ask for the Democrat registration card before they help someone soon?

Great now you have given them the suggestion in writing!

31 posted on 11/09/2012 8:28:30 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: SMARTY

Our supervisor handed out requests for United Way. I wrote unable to contribute due to the Obama economy and handed it back in.


32 posted on 11/09/2012 8:29:43 AM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: SMARTY

Our supervisor handed out requests for United Way. I wrote unable to contribute due to the Obama economy and handed it back in.


33 posted on 11/09/2012 8:29:43 AM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: SMARTY
When I became disabled, I had to cut back on my charitable giving, but there were still a few causes I would send a small amount to. One of them was an annual turkey drive — it provided free turkeys at Thanksgiving for the poor. I had a check made out for this turkey drive the other day, but I have voided it. It's unfortunate, but among the casualties of the Obama re-election will be the charities, many of which do a lot of good. Maybe that's part of Der Fuehrer’s plan all along. Nothing will be private. Everything, even charity, will be government controlled.
34 posted on 11/09/2012 8:30:13 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: pgkdan
Maybe it will wake them up. I' have been advocating for years that the KOC do something about the so called Catholic politicains who like to call themselves Knights around election time and them go to DC and vote to spend my tax dollars alaughtering babies here and around the world

My council, 670 works tirelessly agaisnt abortion, Sadly our Bishop DiLorenzo takes a very apathetic view.

35 posted on 11/09/2012 8:32:42 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: fatnotlazy

“Maybe that’s part of Der Fuehrer’s plan all along. Nothing will be private. Everything, even charity, will be government controlled.”

THAT is the issue, exactly!


36 posted on 11/09/2012 8:34:54 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY
Since 2010 I had been doing that with the dozens of AARP mailings I would receive - would fold up all the junk and stick it back in their postage paid envelope. This year I have noticed that AARP no longer includes a prepaid envelope.
37 posted on 11/09/2012 8:36:09 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SMARTY

Love that..I’m going to do it too. I was a the grocery this morning and when I was checking out, the cashier asked if I would donate to the Thanksgiving Food Bank. I told her no, due to the election all my charity is reserved for our own household or people I know personally


38 posted on 11/09/2012 8:36:43 AM PST by PeachyKeen
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To: SMARTY

Obama wants that reaction.

HHS mandate causes charities to close, and eliminates competition for gov’t vote buying effort.


39 posted on 11/09/2012 8:37:04 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: verga

I agree with you. The Salvation Army is the one organization you want in case of a problem.

They served hot donuts and coffee to our troops that were sitting on the front line, just a few hundred yards from the German Army. For free.

I’ve worked directly with them in disasters and they are absolutely awe inspiring.


40 posted on 11/09/2012 8:38:24 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: SMARTY
I regularly donate to animal shelters and rescues.

I don't have much sympathy for humans these days.

41 posted on 11/09/2012 8:42:07 AM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: Proud2BeRight
we've always been generous but I think that must end...

let the limosine liberals and their young worshipers chip in...but they don't....for them its all about me...me....me....and another latte....

no....we won't be very magnanimous this year...

42 posted on 11/09/2012 8:50:29 AM PST by cherry
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To: G Larry

Of course


43 posted on 11/09/2012 8:50:31 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: linn37

I have not donated to our company’s annual UW extortion request the entire time I have been employed here due to the fact that the organizations I volunteer my time to are not UW agencies. The election is now another reason to add to my list come extortion time.


44 posted on 11/09/2012 8:54:10 AM PST by IN Farm Girl (Hoosier by birth, Boilermaker by the grace of God)
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To: buffaloguy
I’ve worked directly with them in disasters and they are absolutely awe inspiring.

Consider shopping at the Salvation Army stores. I live at the edge of a city bordering on an affluent area. I've found a lot of brand new stuff for my preps including an unused Coleman propane stove and lantern, a new in box Pyromid stove and numerous brand new small electrics and cast iron cooking utensils. My only price is having to listen to one of those "religious" radio stations that supported O'Chavez and thinks all white people are going to hell. On the other hand, it's pretty damned funny.

45 posted on 11/09/2012 8:54:32 AM PST by Stentor (Shhhh!)
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To: ScottinVA

I wont stop giving to charities. What bugs me about them is many of them are run by CEOs that make nearly a million a year. Look at the Red Cross. Some of the CEOs like the one for the Salvation Army, I think makes 70K. Its amazing how much they do with so little.


46 posted on 11/09/2012 9:00:06 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: fatnotlazy
its not the charities.....its the fact that WE the givers have been sabotaged because we are the workers, the producers, the volunteers, the law obedient,those who have tried to live somewhat morally and ethically, and donated to charity all the time.....

WE have been stabbed in the back...

so our response is that perhaps we'll just stop being the patsies anymore....

forget our charity....

squeeze your tax bill ...be inventive like others...

starve the economy....

and please, don't offer up your sons and dtrs to the military.....

WE'VE BEEN USED!!!!!

47 posted on 11/09/2012 9:03:15 AM PST by cherry
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

You know they are libs don’t you?


48 posted on 11/09/2012 9:03:30 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Marathoner

Why punish those organizations which had nothing to do with electing a Marxist government?....Maybe you’d be punishing the recipients of those donations. Generally 85% of your donation goes to overhead anyways. If you can stiff the Federal Goubbmint for tax purposes, ( you don’t need proof until you get audited), donate only to those you know steal the most.


49 posted on 11/09/2012 9:04:28 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: SMARTY

As others pointed out - it depends on the charity. Pro Life organizations don’t get gov’t handouts and deserve donations. There are others like that - any charity that also receives from the gov’t ought to receive your prescribed treatment.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 9:04:39 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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