As a friend of mine stated, I was unaware that the Netherlands had turned into Logan’s Run.
Politicians should get fined for spreading falsehoods like this on the campaign trail. It’s a direct undermining of the ability to make an informed choice at the poll.
No surprises, really.
From 2007 to 2009, Santorum’s rate of charitable giving fluctuated between 2.03% and 2.67% of his earnings.
In 2010, the rate dropped to 1.76% of his $923,411 in income. That same year, President Obama gave 14.2% of his income to charity, while Mitt Romney donated 13.8% and Newt Gingrich gave 2.6%.
Now, in fairness, I don’t give a whole lot to charity, but then I’m one of those schmucks who sometimes doesn’t fill up his gas tank to save a few bucks.
Also in fairness, almost all of Romney’s donations went to the Mormon Church, so I’m not sure that number is quite representative.
Conservatives love saying that the government should stay out of people’s lives.
I wonder if having religion controlling people’s lives via the government counts as some kind of loophole for these guys.