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A Wave of Donations

If THIS is true….well, I can hardly fathom it. I haven’t said much about this because obviously, we all know how horrific it is. How HORRIBLE. I can’t even grip my mind around the concept of 60K dead people.

BUT, that being said, this article annoys me. Yeah…we could probably give more, but well, I’m not in charge of handing out aid to other countries. But to say to raise my taxes to send more money?

WHAT? Huh? You want to raise my taxes? I understand that these people have lost everything. Seriously, I do. And I feel for them and I’m all about sending donations through the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders or whoever. But if you raise my taxes anymore, I’ll be without anything as well.

I’ll be without things such as electricity and heat because we won’t be able to afford them. I’m not saying my plight is as horrible as the people in India, no, I’m not saying that. I’m saying “Let’s be reasonable and don’t say you should raise my taxes.”

I know I have it good. I know I’m lucky and I’m very happy I didn’t watch my family get washed away in a huge wave. Trust me. Just thinking about it makes me sad.

But how about let people decide if they want to send a (tax deductable!) charity donation instead of just saying “uh, raise their taxes.” You know… december 31 is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to send those donations!

9 Responses to “A Wave of Donations”

  1. LX Robotnik
    December 28th, 2004 12:33
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    oh please, don’t pay any attention to Egeland; the UN has its own clusterfuck to deal with. can you say Oil for Food program?

  2. D
    December 28th, 2004 13:33
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    How bout you get a job to pay those bills? Translation: I LOVE SJ! I LOVE SJ! I LOVE SJ! SHE’S PRETTY!

  3. Jessica
    December 28th, 2004 13:53
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    Hehe…I knew Robotnik would bring up the oil for food program. :-D

    I’ve donated what I can to the Red Cross. It wasn’t much, but it made me feel like I was trying to do something. The suggestion of raising already high taxes is friggin’ ridiculous.

  4. debutaunt
    December 28th, 2004 14:08
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    I’m all new around this joint, so I have no idea if you all are friends and stuff, but from “D” in the comment above, about SJ getting a job … does the D by chance stand for DICK?

    I’m sorry for what happened. I think it’s sick and tragic. But a) being a mom is a job. A shitty paying one, but a difficult and important job nonetheless and b) I have a paying job. It pays well. But I’m a single mom and I am often struggling. I have my own bills to pay. So fcuk them for taking more of my money. I worked hard for it and I hate it when people decide where to send my money.

    Some big ol’ corporations could just give two giant craps out of their yearly budget and pay what they are sending. It would be tax deductible and not even missed. I’m gonna miss my tax money. Especially when my kid’s medicine just cost me $40. So while those people don’t have squat, well, my kid has a freaking ear infection.

    If your comment was said in jest, well… um, nevermind. If not, kiss my liberal single mom’d ass.

  5. LX Robotnik
    December 28th, 2004 15:53
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    Jessica, you know it.
    Kofi Annan is a swine…and so is his kid, Kojo.

  6. rob
    December 28th, 2004 17:56
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    Last time I heard, the US was sending aid worth $15 million for disaster relief. That’s fantastic and all, until you realize that the inauguration party next month will cost $30 million, not including security. I’m sure most of you have some sort of crazy rationalization for why that’s perfectly OK.

  7. curlygirl
    December 28th, 2004 18:58
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    i agree rob. it’s bull shit. 30 million for george to get his groove on (does he even do that?), 15 million for the people who actually need the assistance. hummm. bull shit.

  8. Rbelle
    December 28th, 2004 22:50
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    Rob brings up an interesting point, but considering they are not raising my taxes to throw their party it doesn’t quite aggravate me. I think its a waste of money, but its their personal money or that of their donors to waste.

  9. Jessica
    December 29th, 2004 19:20
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    Last I heard, the figure the US is donating now stands at 35 million dollars…and no doubt it will exceed that.

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