In a nutshell, liberals give dramatically less than conservatives, even though as a group they have 6% higher income on average than conservatives. And liberals are not privately charitable either, an argument that some liberals use to deflect what the hard numbers demonstrate. Conservatives give more because of their worldview, which centers around four forces as noted by Brooks: religion, skepticism about the government in economic life, strong families, and personal entrepreneurship.<quoted text>
beyond right wing nutjobs who don't want pay their fair share, most people still file tax returns.
Liberals give less because they believe charity consists mainly of government redistribution. And even if the government does not do what they think it should, they still won’t give. So the next time a liberal tells you they want their taxes to go up to help the needy, you should see it for what it truly is: their desire to appear compassionate in words because they are simply not compassionate in action. Ask them to write a check out to their local charity to alleviate poverty in their own city, and see just how much pushback you will get.