Courtesy of Mediaite:
“When Mitt Romney gets a deduction for giving to charity, the rest of us taxpayers have to cover the loss. Charitable deductions reduce the public coffers by about 60 billion dollars a year… So it is fair to ask what should constitute a charity.”
Talking about he Mormon church:
“They provide food during famines and wheelchairs to the lame. But that’s not their main concern. Which is, like any business, growing the business, opening branches, selling more product, putting asses in tabernacles. General Electric plants a tree every now and then, it doesn’t make them Johnny Appleseed.”
That is a very good point, not just about the Mormons, but about ANY religious organization that does good works not to help others, but to provide a charitable camouflage while pimping their religion, their God, or just to get you to listen for a few minutes while they scare the crap out of you about what will happen to you if you DON'T embrace their faith.