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den 28 december 2010

  Vänstern gillar att omfördela andras pengar

Ann Coulter är en av mina favoriter ”over there”. Och idag fick jag tillskickat mig hennes senaste artikel. Den handlar om en nyligen gjort undersökning som visar att konservativa (det vill säga de som önskar en begränsad statsmakt samt ofta är evangelikalt kristna) ger mycket mer av sina egna resurser (oftast pengar men även blod) än de liberala (här de som önskar en allt större välfärdsstat som omfördelar samhällets resurser). Detta trots att liberalerna anser sig själva stå på de svagas sida. Hon skriver:

Syracuse University professor Arthur Brooks’ study of charitable giving in America found that conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than liberals do, despite the fact that liberals have higher incomes than conservatives… Religious conservatives, the largest group at about 20 percent of the population, gave the most to charity — $2,367 per year, compared with $1,347 for the country at large.


What the Bible says about giving to the poor is: ”Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians (9:7)

Being forced to pay taxes under penalty of prison is not voluntary and rarely done cheerfully. Nor do our taxes go to ”the poor.” They mostly go to government employees who make more money than you do.

The reason liberals love the government redistributing money is that it allows them to skip the part of charity that involves peeling the starfish off their wallets and forking over their own money. This, as we know from study after study, they cannot bear to do. (Unless they are guaranteed press conferences where they can brag about their generosity.)

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