[!--QuoteBegin--][/span][table border=\"0\" align=\"center\" width=\"95%\" cellpadding=\"3\" cellspacing=\"1\"][tr][td]Quote (christianne @ Jan. 21 2004,11:01)[/td][/tr][tr][td id=\"QUOTE\"][!--QuoteEBegin--]Does anyone else here find it ironic that some of the same ones on this thread who say we should not send money to help the poor in other countries because it can lead to laziness and/or corruption THERE, are the same who have criticized us "greedy Republicans" on the politics thread because we said that we should help people HERE on a personal level instead of raising our taxes to do it, because we have no control of how our tax money is spent? Maybe these people will now understand OUR position. :thinking:
Check out the "how do you see the poor...a question for the republican leaning" in the politics section.
I (and many others there) tried to make the point that we should give willingly from our hearts on a personal level, not only because it benefits the recipient but also the one who is giving. We said that relying on tax dollars for social programs is not preferable, because the money can and is spent on things that have nothing to do with helping the truly needy, and often the money is wasted on bureaucracy and pork, or to provide for those who are able but unwilling to work. When we tried to say that, we were criticized for being un-Christian and greedy.
Maybe Mitchell and Booty have converted to "compassionate conservatism"? (I know, Booty, you're not a "yank", but humor me here, will ya? :) )
PS: Kinda sad, though, that some will trust the government with spending "donors" money more than they will trust fellow Christians - I'm not saying one should have more trust than the other, I'm just making an observation here.[/quote]
No I will not Humour you Christianne and I think we have had just about enough of partisan USA politics here at Grace Centered to last us a lifetime!
I do not care if you are a Republican Christianne, I truly do not. Nor do I care if you are a Green, a Socialist or an Aardvark!
Perhaps you might want to take your partisanship to the Politics Forum and leave it there!