Tulsan George B. Kaiser Pledges Majority Of His Wealth

One of Oklahoma's wealthiest individuals has committed to give the majority of his wealth to charitable causes by taking the Giving Pledge. Full Story
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Big K

Claremore, OK

#1 Aug 4, 2010
I got Philanthropy. Now send me a couple million please......
Fat Joe

Tulsa, OK

#2 Aug 4, 2010
I wonder how much of Kaisers money came through dealings with Tulsa officials - like supporting, then getting the financing for things like Vision 2025 and the BOK Center, Great Plains Airlines etc.
I guess what I am saying is that Kaiser has helped fleece the citizens of Tulsa as much as the Chamber of Commerce, the City Council, or the County Commissioners.
Yet we are supposed to look up to him???
old fashioned dad

Owasso, OK

#3 Aug 4, 2010
That post is exactly what is wrong with this country. People who want others to give them everything. I am sure Mr. Kaiser worked for everything he has today.

Since: Mar 09

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#4 Aug 4, 2010
I know his name is on one of the facilities at St. John's~

George Kaiser and the Kaiser Family Foundation and St. John have also committed private funds to ensure the continued viability of the OSU Medical Center. They have agreed to provide $7 million a year for five years, for a total of $35 million, for operating expenses.

I dont understand why people have to bitch so much about the wealthy that are taught at an early age that with their wealth comes great responsibility to continue supporting community projects that help the poor and give people a facility to go to work in. Thank God for the philanthropists and philanthropy.
callemlikeicem

Tulsa, OK

#5 Aug 4, 2010
Big K wrote:
I got Philanthropy. Now send me a couple million please......
... and who would you help? u don't count pal...
callemlikeicem

Tulsa, OK

#6 Aug 4, 2010
Fat Joe wrote:
I wonder how much of Kaisers money came through dealings with Tulsa officials - like supporting, then getting the financing for things like Vision 2025 and the BOK Center, Great Plains Airlines etc.
I guess what I am saying is that Kaiser has helped fleece the citizens of Tulsa as much as the Chamber of Commerce, the City Council, or the County Commissioners.
Yet we are supposed to look up to him???
Hey (FATHEADJOE)- u wonder about (blah, blah, blah)- any facts in there (to support ur bitch'in, i mean ranting??!! Didn't think so, & probably why u are where u are (n not on this list of giver's Joe)- ur likely one of those taker's Joe...
Big K

Claremore, OK

#7 Aug 4, 2010
callemlikeicem wrote:
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... and who would you help? u don't count pal...
Darn the luck. I was planning on helping you. Sucks being us huh!!!!
slimjim

Tulsa, OK

#8 Aug 4, 2010
We appreciate your community service, and dedication to help the sick and impoverished.

Since: Apr 10

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#9 Aug 4, 2010
I think this whole Giving Pledge by American billionaires is beyond belief. I would have NEVER believed they would do this and it's absolutely outstanding. But I would say this. If those billionaires got together and paid off the national debt it would help each and every one of us because our taxes could be cut in half.
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Broken Arrow, OK

#10 Aug 4, 2010
How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?
Tulsan

Bethany, OK

#11 Aug 4, 2010
As a personal friend of George, and as a citizen of Tulsa, I am so blessed to have him in Tulsa and to appreciate so much of what he does to aid our city. He has provided funding for countless programs, Tulsa would no way be the city it is without him.
Come and take it

Tulsa, OK

#12 Aug 4, 2010
Tulsa would no way be the city it is without him.

That's for sure we wouldn't have the homeless forced into the burbs and downtown property would be worth just a little less.

The community organizer said "Give it away or pay the tax".
Thanks

Tulsa, OK

#13 Aug 4, 2010
Thank you George Kaiser and T. Boone Pickens. You are so generous. I love what was done on River parks because of you.
Could you please help Street Cats of Tulsa? They take homeless kitties and find them new homes They are a great little organization that relies on donations.
BEAVER1

Tulsa, OK

#14 Aug 4, 2010
Can someone please fix our roads with some of that money? Just asking.
Chickie

United States

#15 Aug 4, 2010
I like your idea Beaver1.

I also wondered couldn't they help out their own state a little bit? So many people have lost jobs because the state entities like OJA have budget shortfalls. I'm just sayin'... help out the folks from your home state a little? It's not a hand-out, it's helping people keep their jobs. What's $600,000 when you give millions away. We would like to help you make your billion.:-)
Fat Joe

Tulsa, OK

#16 Aug 5, 2010
callemlikeicem wrote:
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Hey (FATHEADJOE)- u wonder about (blah, blah, blah)- any facts in there (to support ur ****'in, i mean ranting??!! Didn't think so, & probably why u are where u are (n not on this list of giver's Joe)- ur likely one of those taker's Joe...
Facts -- just look at which bank gets the bond financing for the city and county almost every single time. And which bank does LaFortune sit on the Board, and help his son get elected and pass Vision2025 - same one - BOK.

No, I am not a taker, as a matter of fact, I and my company probably pay more taxes per year than you make - just so you know.

Also - your command of the english language could use some improvement.
JusticeTiger

Tulsa, OK

#17 Aug 5, 2010
Thank you Mr. Kaiser, Tulsa, and her medical establishment wouldn't be the same without you.
Richard

Oklahoma City, OK

#18 Aug 5, 2010
Those mentioned may be contributing in good conscience. But I keep hearing about 1 trillion dollars in private investment being held in the private sector, money for new jobs, but the private sector is not going to do that until they get the Bush Tax Cuts back. That amounts to a ransom for the common man's survival in the USA today. It is strong arm politics.

Since: Apr 10

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#19 Aug 5, 2010
Richard wrote:
Those mentioned may be contributing in good conscience. But I keep hearing about 1 trillion dollars in private investment being held in the private sector, money for new jobs, but the private sector is not going to do that until they get the Bush Tax Cuts back. That amounts to a ransom for the common man's survival in the USA today. It is strong arm politics.
That certainly wouldn't surprise me.
Dude

Tulsa, OK

#20 Aug 6, 2010
Richard wrote:
Those mentioned may be contributing in good conscience. But I keep hearing about 1 trillion dollars in private investment being held in the private sector, money for new jobs, but the private sector is not going to do that until they get the Bush Tax Cuts back. That amounts to a ransom for the common man's survival in the USA today. It is strong arm politics.
Public corporations are the same. The company I work for has almost $700 million in cash reserves - but we have no immediate plans on investing it. The challenge now is figuring out what the Obama administration is going to do next - what is the next new law, next new tax liability, etc.
Wall Street has us, and many other strong companies, on HOLD, as far as investment advice. Don't buy, don't sell, just hold. So we have put ourselves, and our investments on hold.
Investing now is like shooting at a moving target - and we don't want to waste our investment (and unfortunately, until we invest, we will not be hiring)

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