Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Obama's Rich vs. Poor Divisive Political Agenda Not Helpful

What often gets lost in the divisive political world of left vs. right, Democrats vs. Republicans, liberals vs. conservatives, and especially, the rich vs. the poor is the FACT that many rich people do good things for the poor.

Take the San Diego Food Bank, for instance. It was recently re-named "The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank." My family and I have been regular donors to this particular food bank and our church, The Rock Church in San Diego, has done many food drives for donations. However, when the name change came along I wanted to know why it was re-named. I worried that the food bank may have been taken over by a group that wanted to take a cut of the money donated...or something. Well, my fears have been alleviated! The truth is, the San Diego Food Bank was re-named "Jacobs & Cushman" because of the huge donations given by these two rich men.


The food bank, which hands out over 18 million pounds of food each year, is the county’s largest wholesale supplier to the needy, selling discounted food to charities that distribute it, providing food to people in need, advocating for the hungry and educating the public about hunger-related issues.

At the event on Sunday it was renamed the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to recognize the $1.76 million donation by auto dealer Stephen Cushman and Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs.

If you can, I would like to encourage readers to donate to this worthy cause.

So, while Barack Obama continues to pit the rich vs. the poor for political reasons, we find out that the generosity of many rich conservatives benefit the poor better than Obama's terrible economic policies!

I could just imagine hearing Barack Obama at a private party these days complaining and saying...'Ohhh those nasty rich people!!! What good are they except for paying more taxes to the government?'

Come to think of it, I don't think I have EVER heard him say anything positive about Americans who donate to such causes. Why is that? All I hear is disparaging comments about "the rich." Many people who aren't necessarily rich donate to such causes. Why don't we hear any good news about this from the White House? Answer: probably because it doesn't fit into Obama's political posturing and demonizing agenda.  It also sheds a huge light upon his failed economic policies and why we are in dire straits concerning jobs here in America.

I also saw a Discussing Food Banks page and decided to include a link to it. See for yourself how many individuals, corporations, churches, communities etc. are contributing millions of pounds of food to the needy. This is the way that it is supposed to be!! Government hand-outs are wasteful and much of the money is often given to the wrong people; like those who bilk taxpayers through fraudulent food stamp claims, unemployment claims, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Social Security fraud, and money sent to fraudulent recipients...e.g. those who are already dead!

Instead of praising organizations like these, Obama and his ilk demonize the very people who donate and make these food banks and pantries possible for the poor!

Just thought I'd share some charity information and economic truth in the midst of all the yelling and bickering going on in Washington D.C. over the deficit, spending, taxes, and the debt crisis.

~ Christine

1 comment:

madmath1 said...

Our leaders, especially those on the left, tend to overlook the good the wealthy provide, especially the jobs they create. They also tend to overlook something else. They tend to think people are poor because the wealthy exploit them. That the wealthy are wealthy because of crimes against the poor. The truth being the poor are mainly poor because of criminal or lazy activities more than the other way around. One guy told me, and perhaps I should listen now, that the best way of not being poor is look at what poor people do and then don't do it. They access blame, they demand entitlements, they wait for the government to provide or take care of them, they don't work or put efforts to be more productive, and mainly, they don't try. The government and the wealthy have been giving til it has literally hurt, and even now, it's not enough. Truth is, it never will til we learn the biggest lesson Jesus had about our own destinies: God help those that help themselves. The biggest problem with the country to day is the Government thinks it is God and the people expect them to "help" them. . . always.