40 of the nation's richest families and individuals pledge to donat...

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Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity.
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Since: Jun 10

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Sounds Great....one question: Which Charities? Domestic or international?

One other question: So now that Billions and Billions are now in the hands of Do-Gooders, who's watching to make sure that unscrulupous Lawyers [I know, that's redundant] don't lace their posckets with the leftover millions in loose change that seems to be gobbled up in 'Administrative Costs'

Remember, only 11% of the proceeds need to go towards their intended recipients and the remainder can then be pocked by Operating Costs....hmmmmm.....sounds like a good tax shelter!!!

OOPS !! Did I say that??

Donate your wealth and fortunes to your own "charity" to keep it from the Socialist Democrat hands in the form of Hoover-Style Income Taxes...pretty clever.

See, those 'Rich People' aren't so dumb after all.

GET WISE & GET ARMED
Brenda

Philadelphia, PA

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Aug 4, 2010
 
Ah, yeah!
Joe Blow

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Send the money to me and I will be sure it gets to the right folks so CCW can sleep good. What happens when they do this? It is a tax write off and Obama is hosed becasue they don't have to support his social programs. Brilliant!
Concerned Adult

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When are these donations being made? Upon death? Now? Where? Why not give to the Salvation Army only to be distributed among it's many locations? Then they know that 95% or more of their donations are being used to help others, this organization is run by mostly volunteers (though I'm sure someone will find a way to pilfer. Or give to a myriad of GOOD charities.
As for your snotty comment CCW about democrats and the taxes, taxes have been in place for eons. Democrats don't have a corner market on taxes imposed over the years. For that matter, every money grubbing politician has made sure to get what they feel is "their fair share" for their "constituents". Like bridges that have absolutely no value to many, let alone any and so on. Your republicram is showing.

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Concerned Adult wrote:
As for your snotty comment CCW about democrats and the taxes, taxes have been in place for eons. Democrats don't have a corner market on taxes imposed over the years. For that matter, every money grubbing politician has made sure to get what they feel is "their fair share" for their "constituents". Like bridges that have absolutely no value to many, let alone any and so on. Your republicram is showing.
Brilliant defense of your Socialist Democrat-Pig Political Party---keep paying your "fair share" for your "constituents" and illegal immigrants who are the base of future Democrat Voters--keep on paying your taxes and please...vote for an increase in Federal, State & Local Taxes and when you're out of money: 1) Blame Bush, and 2) Beg Obama to lower his generous teet so that you can suckle the Federal financial juices...or do an ol' reach around and give him a "Stimulus" of his own so that you too can benefit from his Hope & Change.

AH !

GET WISE & GET ARMED....come November with a Voting Ballot.
Kenneth

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First, CCW honestly believes that he's smarter than he really is. If he were, then why is he not in public office making a difference rather than typing post on this silly site. Secondly, I applaud these rich folks for giving, tax write-off or no.
What is the matter here

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There is a certain point where it feels good to give things away, or is this just class envy.

Give a little credit to the Gates Foundation, they have done some very good work, and better than what could have been done by the Goverement.

Think about it, do you really care if a few relatives get overcompensated from their own money, while Polio is Eradicated?
Jennifer Finnell

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Well maybe they can send some charity my way!
I have been struggling for the last few years due to lay-offs for both me & my husband. Yes we are both working now, but between us, we have lost $18/hr. We've dipped into our life saving to make ends meet and now that's amlost gone. We've lost almost 50% of our retirement fund too.

I've been trying to re-finance my house, hitting brick wall after brick wall. We "don't qualify" for any of the things Obama touted. MakingHomeAffordable.gov , SaveTheDream.org ---it's all a bunch of BS!

Here I am at 35years old, noone willing to help and i'm likely gonna have to file bankruptcy. All I need is a little help, noone willing to give it.$100K would change my life right now & save my home...but Chelsea flaunts a 3M wedding. Something just doesn't seem quite right.

God Bless America.(sarcasm)
The end is near

Bentonville, AR

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Jennifer Finnell wrote:
Well maybe they can send some charity my way!
I have been struggling for the last few years due to lay-offs for both me & my husband. Yes we are both working now, but between us, we have lost $18/hr. We've dipped into our life saving to make ends meet and now that's amlost gone. We've lost almost 50% of our retirement fund too.
I've been trying to re-finance my house, hitting brick wall after brick wall. We "don't qualify" for any of the things Obama touted. MakingHomeAffordable.gov , SaveTheDream.org ---it's all a bunch of BS!
Here I am at 35years old, noone willing to help and i'm likely gonna have to file bankruptcy. All I need is a little help, noone willing to give it.$100K would change my life right now & save my home...but Chelsea flaunts a 3M wedding. Something just doesn't seem quite right.
God Bless America.(sarcasm)
$100K would make all good here too. In case any want to give.:)
llamamamma

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Aug 5, 2010
 
It's really great to see people with so much making large pledges. I've always been a huge fan of the work the Gates have been doing with education and malaria tech access and it's wonderful to see more of this from more donors
Amanda Ratliff

Mentor, OH

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Aug 5, 2010
 
I'd like to know where the money goes because medically I'm in need of so much; I know I don't have it nearly as bad as others but what if every breath you took hurt? What if you where only 20 and couldn't lift anything anymore? What if you had no one to turn to, to help you afford the doctor? These are just a few of many things that I deal with daily and I can't get any help from anyone!!! Maybe they shouldn't donate but instead find people like me who have real painful problems and can get no help from anyone and help us!!!!

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