Romney campaign donated $90K to Red Cross after election

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by glocke12, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Apparently proportionality has no place in your world.

    How many people has his company laid off over the years again? Thousands.

    Good thing a PR donation is all anyone ever needs in this country, regardless of their leanings, to get a clean slate from the unengaged public.

    In short, small good things do not offset decades of ruining lives for fortune.
  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Luke 21:1-4

    1 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And He saw a certain poor widow putting in two small copper coins. 3 And He said, 'Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; 4 for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on. ' NASB
  3. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    sigh...first reply even. I guess nothing any republican does can be looked at positively in this forum.

    what does his company laying people off got to do with it? explain to me what obligation a company has to employ people?

    PR donation? This wasn't announced in the press, and was not made a big deal of. It does not even look like it was reported until TODAY.

    How much money (if any) did Obamas campaign contribute (honest question. I looked, could not find an answer).
  4. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    So. Point is he did something...and overall the guy seems to give alot, 29.4 % according to politico.

    Romney and his wife, Ann, gave 29.4 percent of their income to charity in 2011

    Again...if you are a republican no matter what you do it isnt good enough..good grief..
  5. Kashchei macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2002
    Meat Space
  6. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Point is. He did something publicly as attested by your link.

    Fact is. Read my previous post.
  7. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    Giving to charity is always good. I was defending Beckham this morning in the midst of huge cynicism over his charity donation.

    So good on Romney for his charity, he's still a freakshow.
  8. mcrain macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2002
    Actually, he gave 29.4% of his AGI. He makes some undisclosed amount of money that is not taxable, and as we know wasn't reported on his federal tax returns. That 29.4% is a great thing, but he often times reduces his tax burden, so in effect, you and I are paying a portion of that "donation" so that he can get a tax break.

    That being said, his giving is very generous, and he's probably a pretty good guy. I'm just glad he's not president.
  9. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Romney doesn't donate tons of money to charity. He gives to his cult/church.

    "Finally, there is the question of whom Romney gives his money to. Business Insider ran the numbers: “The answer appears to be primarily one organization: The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormon church. According to tax documents viewed by Business Insider, the vast majority of the money Mitt Romney gave away in 2009 and 2010—80 percent of it—went to the church.”

    "The same holds true for 2011. As the McClatchy Newspapers noted: “In 2011, the Romney’s charitable cash contributions included $1.115 million to the Mormon church and $214,516 to Tyler Charitable Foundation, a Romney family foundation. The Romneys also claimed a deduction of $920,573 for noncash contributions that were not spelled out in a statement accompanying the return.”
  10. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    Add to that how much LDS has contributed to opposing gay marriage and color me not impressed.

    As for the OP, who cares? Anyone can donate money to anything. Doesn't mean they aren't evil, greedy, ignorant, stupid, etc...

    And this just isn't for Romney, pick anyone and I would feel the same.
  11. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    I normally don't ever do this because I have my issues with coming to terms with parts of the bible, but QFT. Good catch here.

    You know, as much as we've hounded on them, I believe the Romneys are good people. But when you take them and add in the influence of the Mormon church (which on some things they are really good on, a fair number of things they are not), and the Republican political machine, you get a huge ****storm that drowns out the good that the Romneys have.

    In short, the Reds screwed over their candidate, and only have themselves to blame for it, as we've said here countless times.

  12. hulugu macrumors 68000


    Aug 13, 2003
    quae tangit perit Trump
    I'd almost think the argument was pointed, but I rubbed my eyes for a second and re-read the post and realized that the OP has successfully beaten up Ray Bolger.

    Yep. That's about right. He's income and tax burden is hard to get a handle on, so the proportionality argument is hard to make.

    That said, it's good that he gave the donation and the Red Cross is a good organization—I give blood often. However, his ability to write a check to the Red Cross doesn't make him a better choice for president and his economic and social policies would have cost us.
  13. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2005
    Good for him. Good for the Red Cross.

    What else would he do with that leftover money?
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    Maybe pay for his staffers cab rides home on election night?
  15. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    I much prefer Obama to Romney, but it is an absolute good that Romney donated to the Red Cross. I would imagine after superstorm Sandy the Red Cross' resources are rather dwindling.

    For those who criticized Romney in spite of his donation: please put your money where your mouth is and donate.
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    Romney campaign, not Romney.
  17. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    Regularly put my 'money in my mouth is'.

    Romney's still a freakshow and his donation doesn't seem remotely generous to me in light of his wealth.

    The American middle class donate most proportionately compared to the rich. The same is true in the UK as I heard today.

    When my partner and I donate, we feel it in our bank balance. But we still make the effort and don't make a big deal of it. The rich don't feel it, so shame on guys like Romney for such a 'small' 90k donation, if you want to get real about the thing.

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  18. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    What does this mean? Are these their salaries for running the charity? Nice work if you can get it.
  19. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    Blah probably some kind of structured donation. You can donate many things including stock and other assets. They declared a value for tax purposes. They had to do something with the leftover campaign funding, I'm not sure of the laws surrounding that. I don't think he's a soulless goon or anything simply because I didn't vote for him.
  20. tshrimp, Feb 1, 2013
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    tshrimp macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2012
    It took you way to long to figure this out. If a republican paid off the US debt and gave each person one million dollars to do what they wanted... There would be posts about how evil they are. If a democrat gives 2 cents to someone for a sex change operation they are a godsend.

    Keep in mind you are on a computer message board and not a "real" political board, so you will not get the same kind of responses here that you might elsewhere. I would suggest a different board if you are wanting a more open minded audience, or just enjoy the responses you get. Posts on this board can lead places you would never dream of.
  21. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    What does he want, a ****ing cookie?

    Romney donating $90k is like me donating 3 bucks. Good for him but why the hell is this news?
  22. LIVEFRMNYC, Feb 1, 2013
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    LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
  23. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    You might want to check how much the LDS church does for charity every single year.

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