Published: Wednesday, Aug. 24 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT
If I understand correctly (and I may not), the disclosure was given on his tax
return, which he reported as part of his campaign. If anyone is to be blamed for
disclosing his contributions, it would be Romney himself.
If Mr. Wilson is so concerned about confidentiality of donations, why does he
rebroadcast this information in a public forum?
So what? Why would Romney want to hide it like he tried to hide the
"anonymous" million dollar political donation from a shell corporation
owned by one of his business partners? Is Romney making a stink over the
donation to the Church, or is it just you?
If you make a donation and claim it on your taxes, it becomes visible to the
public when (and if) you release your tax information to the public.If you want to stay private, don't run for public office.In case
you missed it, charitable contribution amounts (along with a whole heck of a lot
of other "personal" information) have been released for several of the
presidential contenders, the current President, past Presidents, and many, many
others.When Romney chose to run for office, he knew what was
required. If he didn't want the information given out, he would have stayed a
Didn't they just come from his tax returns, which all presidential candidates
are required to be disclosed?
After the right demanded that Obama release his birth certificate... Twice...
Now all of a sudden they're concerned over privacy???
Thanks for telling me, I hadn't heard that, chuckle.To tell you the
truth it sounds a little low to me for someone that is worth 250 million
dollars.His investments must not be doing too well for a
"business genius". If that represents tithing it means his investments
are making a paltry 4% or less.
Screwdriver | 8:43 a.m. Aug. 24, 2011 Casa Grande, AZ Thanks for
telling me, I hadn't heard that, chuckle.To tell you the truth it
sounds a little low to me for someone that is worth 250 million dollars.============== Agreed!"a million
dollars" of $250 million hardly sounds like a full 10% to me.
I first quote: "Mitt Romney gave the LDS Church a million dollars. There
are many people who give large sums of money to all LDS churches. These
contributions are made confidentially". But not when you use that as a
"TAX" write-off." Then it's open public knowledge. One more
thing. Mitt Romney thinks he is "The White Horse Prophecy" also.
Does that buy him a "bus ticket" into Heaven?. "NOPE".
Have a nice day now, I know I will.
To "LDS Liberal | 9:06 a.m." let me explain how tithing works. For
example, if I earn $1 million dollars in a year, yet have a net worth of $10
billion, I pay on my increase or the money that I earn. In this case I would
pay a tithe on the $1 million that I earned, which means that I pay $100,000.
My net worth is now $10,000,900,000.Are you sure that you are LDS?
You don't seem to understand this basic principal.
It's true, Corporations are made up of people, but1. Many of those
people are employees, who have no say at all in the operation, policies or
politics of the corporation.2. In the international corporations,
many are not even Americans.3. Many are stockholders who give away
their votes to others through the proxy process. And the stockholders vote is
weighed in terms of number of shares, not as individuals. And some are not
American.4. The non-executive management are in the same boat as
ordinary employees. 5. So the board of directors and the executive
management, sometimes just the CEO, are the only ones who speak for the
corporation.So why should such a tiny minority with control over
vast sums of money, not necessarily their own, be able to influence the
government that is supposed to belong to people?
How much Mr Romney did or did not give the charity is not worth discussing.Again folks, ask yourself if these kinds of issues are really important
to our country.Just like Obamas vacation.Petty petty
little issues. How about we all stick to what is important.
Romney, just like Obama, you are a wolf in sheeps clothing. You want to expand
the wars and start new ones. dupe us into paying a global carbon tax in order to
"prevent" global warming. Yeah, making Al Gore super rich will cause
the earth to cool. How dumb can people be? Classic neocon/neolib.
@Ultra Bob,You asked, "So why should such a tiny minority with
control over vast sums of money, not necessarily their own, be able to influence
the government that is supposed to belong to people?"It is
because that "tiny minority" has been given that power by the
stockholders (the people) of that corporation. It is called CAPITALISM; not
socialism.Ain't this a great country?
"I NOW QUOTE", "Mitt Romney gave the LDS Church a million
dollars. Someone made a big mistake by giving that information to the media.
There are many people who give large sums of money to all churches. These
contributions are made confidentially. The donors don't want this information
given to the public. All churches need money donated to them or they could not
exist".No they don't.Church in in YOUR HEART
only.Read "the 17 points to a true Church", (google
it).How much monies did Jesus Christ take in, IN "His"
Church?.Or next you'll try to tell me, that knows better,
"perhaps he did not get the ok from a "Apologist" with Shaken
Faith Syndrome By Michael R. Ash from FAIR, who is a Mormon apologist?. I have
not seen Mike Ash that is the owner and operator of the MormonFortress dot com
website and has spoken of this yet. He is always a blend of historical, social,
and philosophical commentary related to religious studies like this."Romney gave those bucks as a tax write off only. Plus for
"free" PR and other hyperboil hogwash.Question is, where
did "HE" get it from?.My views.
To "Brother Chuck Schroeder | 12:00 p.m." I am sorry that we don't
have the financial records of the church during Christ's time, but we do know
that they did collect money. However, we do know that they did collect money.
If you recall your bible study, you would remember that Judas (who betrayed
Jesus) also carried the money for them.You will also recall that
when Jesus's feet were washed with the expensive oil that Judas thought that the
oil should have been sold, and the proceeds given to the poor.Maybe
next time you will read your Bible before ranting.
Good point Orvil, how was that information ever made public? I would never
want others to know how much I give in charity, its not their business and it
ruins the whole idea of giving for the sake of giving? That being said...it is
interesting to see how miserly the liberals are when it comes to charitable
giving. They somehow in their demented minds think that confiscating someone
elses wealth and redistributing it to others that THEY think are more deserving
is charitable giving.
Gots ta pay for the mall somehow.
@ Redshirt1701 4:25 p.m. Deep Space 9, UtTo "Brother Chuck Schroeder,
Maybe next time you will read your Bible before ranting. Reply:
Here's your answer. Christ organized the Church (Eph 4:11-14) The true
church must bear the name of Jesus Christ (Eph 5:23) The true church must
have a foundation of Apostles and Prophets (Eph 2:19-20) The true church
must have the same organization as Christ's Church (Eph 4:11-14) The true
church must claim divine authority (Heb 5:4-10) The true church must have
no paid ministry (1 Cor 9:16-18; Acts 20:33-34; John 10:11-13) The true
church must baptise by immersion (Matt 3:13-16) The true church must
bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands (Acts 8:14-17) The true church must practice divine healing (Mark 3:14-15) The true
church must teach that God and Jesus are seperate and distinct individuals (John
17:11; 20:17) The true church must teach that God and Jesus have bodies of
flesh and bone (Luke 23:36-39; Acts 1:9-11; Heb 1:1-3)
Its funny how the DN hasn't reported about Romney's job creation program i.e.
hiring people to expand the size of his house in Cali.His palatial
estate in Summit County isn't good enough?Personally, I am
indifferent to how much Mitt donated, how it got, or who relased it. @ RedShirt | 9:50 a.m. Aug. 24, 2011 That is really patronizing,
but, am not surprised.
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