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How much would you donate to a welfare-style charity, if you weren't taxed, on a monthly basis?

0%
- 7 (17.1%)
<1 - 2%
- 5 (12.2%)
3  -5%
- 9 (22%)
5 - 10%
- 10 (24.4%)
10 - 15%
- 7 (17.1%)
15 - 20%
- 1 (2.4%)
20%+
- 2 (4.9%)

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I'd pay according to net income. If I make $2000 a month and my necessary expenses (rent, bills, basic food, etc) are $1800 a month, I'd calculate a tithe at $20, not $200. If my expenses were $1000, I'd give $100.

The "Deserving Poor" test: Offer them $20 to wash your car. If they refuse, they don't deserve the money.



Dude, I'd wash your car for $20. You'd have to be moderately well off or really fucking lazy to refuse. Try $5.

depends on how well he wants it washed and how bad it is in the first place. are we talking cleaning out the engine and full wax? that'd take a while longer. $20 is crap price if you spend 2 hours scrubbing at the engine.
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The Free State will not work unless there's enough charity!

Or else Michael Moore will come over and find some bum and have him tell his life story with Adagio for Strings as the soundtrack...  And then we lose our freedom!

So not only would I donate large sums to charity, I would look down on anyone who didn't.

And it feels pretty good actually.  You have more reasons to go to work every day other than your own fat ass.
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The Free State will not work unless there's enough charity!

Or else Michael Moore will come over and find some bum and have him tell his life story with Adagio for Strings as the soundtrack...  And then we lose our freedom!

So not only would I donate large sums to charity, I would look down on anyone who didn't.

And it feels pretty good actually.  You have more reasons to go to work every day other than your own fat ass.
You can support bums as much as you want....but don't send them my way.
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So not only would I donate large sums to charity, I would look down on anyone who didn't.

Why?
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cus he is  better than everyone else...he looks down on everyone...AKA assfuckinghole
« Last Edit: June 20, 2007, 06:16:14 AM by money dollars »
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Dude, I'd wash your car for $20. You'd have to be moderately well off or really fucking lazy to refuse. Try $5.
And yet many of the homeless will refuse this offer. I shit you not.
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So not only would I donate large sums to charity, I would look down on anyone who didn't.
Why?
Because not everyone buys into the randist BS that charity is evil, because you would hope for the same in their situation, and it's not like he's saying he wants to threaten people who don't with fines or jailtime, so let him be.
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not everyone buys into the randist BS that charity is evil

I'm not an Objectivist, but how is this answering my question of why someone would look down upon another for not caring about others?

you would hope for the same in their situation

So because he would want help, he can look down on others for not wanting help?

it's not like he's saying he wants to threaten people who don't with fines or jailtime, so let him be.

I take it as a given that people on this board do not want to force their opinions on others, but that doesn't mean they are incapable of irrationality. Small irrationalities can lead to great injustice.
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I (or rather, my wife) already give about five percent, and I'm retired and fairly poor. I'd certainly at least double this, and would probably go higher if my income were more.
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Most everyone would have separate issues they'd support financially. Giving booze money to bums would be rather low on my list, while sending a few bucks to the X-Prize foundation would be considerably higher.
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You've got a funny definition of injustice if you can have injustice in absence of force and fraud.
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I'm with Travis on this one.  It depends on a lot of things.
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jckeyser

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I would donate extra money to myself for my own entertainment.
I'd give bums what I give them now...jackshit.
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mrapplecastle

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charities suck, they have overhead costs, I would rather give an individual any money I wished to donate...
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wtfk

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They vary greatly.  Find out the specifics:

Charity Navigator
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