Romneys donates $647,500 to charity in 2010

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  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2011 8:45 a.m.


    Show me your source that compares rich republicans over rich democrats. Then show me your source on their charitable donations, that they used their own money to donate to.

    A difference between you and I is this. I'm willing to pass a law to restrict our politicians and judges from operating insider trading. Nancy Pelosi has made a good chunck of her fortune based on that alont with John Kerry and other liberal elites. I don't know about colorado but our democrat rep here bragged how he made more money than Senator Lee. Really?! While everyone else is going down, he's actually bragging how he used his office to make a ton of money. That's typical.

    Would you have a problem of allowing individuals the freedom to choose what to use their money for and then force everyone who believes the rich should donate more, donate their money instead? After all it's what the left wants isn't it? Yet the left never seems to part with their wealth. They'll borrow, print, steal from others, but I haven't seen them donate their wealth. Show me the numbers.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 17, 2011 5:51 p.m.

    @Liberal Ted: "The liberals are the rich. They are the ones that get ivy league educations."

    Are you talking about all liberals, or just those in office? If it's those in office, you had better take a closer look at how many republicans are millionaires compared to how many democrats are millionaires.

    "It's time to get rid of the liberal, entitlement attitude in this country. We can't afford liberals any longer. Get them out of here."

    Not sure what you mean by this statement, but are you endorsing communism. Would you like a democratic-cleansing, so to speak? I would consider myself liberal, but I certain am not how you would like to portray me. But apparently you would like to "get rid of us," kind of like we got rid of the Natives, right? Hey, we did it once....

  • Shazandra Bakersfield, CA
    Nov. 17, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    Rifleman, I agree that Mitt owes no charity anything. But to Pagan's point, don't get misty-eyed at a mere statistic. Owning beautiful horses is an awesome blessing. But hopefully you also value starving stallions in India. Hope you get my drift.

    Pagan, I got your point about Mitt's heavy donations to his church and the possible perks and support. That doesn't diminish his donational choices for me. Why wouldn't he help with Prop 8 if he believes that the Biblical family-structure is most beneficial for our society's most disadvantaged?

    I think everyone here is sharp enough to see where sudden conversions to charities, religious attendance or political entities just prior to campaign circuits is obviously dubious. But a far weightier issue for my family is to determine if this is a pattern of expediency for your life.

    What has yet to pass the censors at this establishment, is all the flip-flops in Mitt's cultural/religious heritage. When he sits down with a townhall and answers ALL our questions, I might vote for him yet.
    What is not being said editorially is the need for non-LDS to trust his total honesty- still waiting.

    Want the questions?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    'OK Pagan, the majority of your posts indicate you hate mormons and therefore hate romney.' - lost in DC | 12:10 p.m. Nov. 17, 2011


    What have I said: 'I hate Mormons.'
    Or: 'I hate Romney.'

    Go ahead.

    Quote me!

    Date, Time, place, story it was on.

    You can make the accusations, but you can never QUITE back them up with any refferences or facts that others can look up.

    Can you?

    I love, my Mormon friends.

    On the 'are Mormons like Zombies' I DEFENDED mormons because I found that comparison, horrible.

    Your projection of hate has NOTHING to do with me, or what I have done, or said.

    And everything, to do with yourself.

    Also, you try to distract with claims of Obama's fundraising...with no source to support your claim.

    Then, try to distance Romney...from his own faith.

    And last, you claim Romney 'only' donated 22% of his donations to those 'gosh-darned' (your words) mormons...

    and then fail, to recognize what groups owns the paper that published this article.

    I'm surprised the DN Moderator allowed that post about one of THEIR stories.

    They seem to have an issue with it, now.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    OK Pagan, the majority of your posts indicate you hate mormons and therefore hate romney.

    If all political fundraising is so evil, as you imply, why are you not excoriating BO? he's outfund-raised all the repubs combined.

    do you know what "in-kind" means? Time and other resources, NOT MONEY. So what do LDS in-kind contributions have to do with Romney's charitable giving? NOTHING! since it was in-kind, it COULD NOT have been any of Romney's money. But we know it's one of your favorite diatribes.

    If you look at the figures provided, only 22% of his donations went to those gosh-darned mormons.

  • Filo Doughboy Bakersfield, CA
    Nov. 17, 2011 11:09 a.m.

    Right on, Harry. I was thinking the same thing. When you spend $43 mill to buy the presidency and it doesn't work, I would choose another place to invest God's resources.

    I like MR, he would be better for our country, economy and foreign policy than our current "Occupiers", but-
    Common Sense should tell his advisors to invest in giving the Tin Man a heart, an image make-over, something to make the cold stats on his deduction column better resonate with his base. He's still not getting a good return on his investment poll-wise. (Yeah- who is at the RNC?) At least loosen up the cardboard image and stiff smile...

    Otherwise, to me he'll always look like he's doing the Obama pre-election resumé polish. Dutiful Christians, Jews and Muslims will always pay their tithes, tzedaka and charity. But what is their motive? While big giving shows something, but in and of itself it doesn't reveal the heart's full motives.

    I'm just sayin' obedience is great, but God's Word says He values passion for the poor more than cold tithes. I'll get the verses if you like...

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 17, 2011 10:50 a.m.

    Re: Harry Case | 10:15 a.m. Nov. 17, 2011
    "For a billionaire that's some pretty small change"

    Typical liberal attitude. Instead of appreciating what a donor has given they want to know why he doesn't give more. Mitt Romney doesn't owe anyone one red cent in charitable contributions.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    'I would like to see the charities as compared to some of the radical libs like Obama, Pelosi, and others.' - KM | 11:03 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011

    Why ask the question?

    You can post on the internet but you can't do a google search?

    Accusations, are not facts. Your implications about Obama sound more like the false claim Obama was 'born in Kenya' rather than backing up your claim with any factaul reason for your suspicion.


    *'Mitt Romney raises $18.25 million, but Republicans worry it might not be enough' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar - DSNews - 07/07/11

    *Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11

    *Mitt Romneys wealth raises new questions By Jamshid Ghazi Askar DSNews 08/15/11
    ' Romney owns between $250,000 and $500,000 in horses.'

    *Mitt Romney: Corporations are friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 10:26 a.m.

    'About $145,000 went to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...' - Article

    *'LDS Church's in-kind donations to Prop. 8 total $190K' - By Lynn Arave - By Dsnews - 02/03/09

    'Proposition 8 was a ballot measure in California last November that changed the state constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples and eliminated same-sex couples' right to marry.'

    I love how this is considered a 'charity'...

    when Mitt Romney is getting HUGE amounts of presidental coverage from the Deseret News...

    which, is owned by the LDS church.

    Nov. 17, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    For a billionaire that's some pretty small change.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    Liberals love to be "charitable" with other peoples money (which they use to buy off their base). Liberal millionaires supposably want to be taxed more. Then why do they take all of the deductions that they can? Why are they keeping their money overseas? Why don't liberals just donate more? Do you really believe they want to tax the rich? The liberals are the rich. They are the ones that get ivy league educations. They look down on us peasants and tell us that we can't think for ourselves. They drive their over priced non-environmentally vehicles, and then tell us to buy the same cars that they own stock in.

    It's time to get rid of the liberal, entitlement attitude in this country. We can't afford liberals any longer. Get them out of here.

  • bobosmom small town, Nebraska
    Nov. 17, 2011 6:06 a.m.

    Now that would be interesting to see where there money goes.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    Nov. 17, 2011 1:13 a.m.

    In contrast to the Romneys, The Obamas returns show that the couple made very few charitable contributions, sometimes less than 1 percent of taxable income, until Mr. Obama began his run for the White House. In 2004, before Mr. Obama entered the Senate, he and his wife gave $2,500 to charity, 1.2 percent of their taxable income. The next year, the donations jumped to $77,315, or nearly 5 percent of their taxable income. Their charitable giving only went up when it looked like he was campaigning for the presidential office. (from a NY Times article dated March 26, 2008 by Leslie Wayne)

    This just can't be right. Democrats care more than anyone else about the poor, don't they???

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:03 p.m.

    I would like to see the charities as compared to some of the radical libs like Obama, Pelosi, and others. Lets compare the donations and what charities they actually go to.