I'll give you one guess (and it really isn't a 'charity').
They already are -- They are powerful United States Senators, and
tell us they are taking care of the "Little People" who elect them......right after they take care of the Corporations and Special Interest
Groups who control them.
Well, charity begins at home, so that would be the first place I'd look.
Ranch, OPM, and Curmudgeon --- three GREAT comments! All spot on.
The charity to which anyone gives is personal in formation.
@wrz: if a charity donation is so personal and private then why make a public
statement about what you will do with your salary? For show?
Curmudgeon, one old man and Ranch, They announced it to demonstrate
that they were not receiving their salaries during those troublesome times just
as many others were not. Character assassination by innuendo and not fact is one
of the lowest, but commonest political tactics. I'm certain that wherever
they made their charitable donations, which are rightly private information,
would be criticized by some people. No good deed goes unpunished.
Mike Lee should have donated his to the depositors of the bank he stiffed when
he defaulted on his mortgage.
Frankly, it is none of anyones business who they dontated to, just like its non
of your business who I may donate to.
wrzPhoenix, AZThe charity to which anyone gives is personal in
formation.8:50 a.m. Feb. 21, 2014======== When THEY were they one's who made it public statement, It is no
longer considered private, but public.
Casual observer: I hate to break the news to you but they did receive their
full salaries during the Shutdown. That is why there were so many people upset.
Also when they made public statements and used the newspapers, and TV to tell
us that they were going to give their salary to charity, it becomes a matter of
public record. They made such a big deal out of it because unlike many Americans
they were getting paid. Mike Lee made several statements that "he
deserved" his salary. These statements were promptly criticized and he came
back mimicking the statement by Senator hatch that he was going to donate his
full salary during the full time of the shutdown. When these guys use the public
stage to promote themselves, we as the pubic have a right to hold them to their
I agree he should pay off his personal debts first before donating to charity.
The rest of us have had our interest rates and taxes increased to pay for others
who walked away from their mortgages.
@Sal:"... if a charity donation is so personal and private then why
make a public statement about what you will do with your salary? For show?Almost everything politicians do is for show.... including announcing
that they're giving their wages to charity. But the ultimate destination
of their giving is private. Just like yours and mine are private. If for no
other reason than to protect the privacy of the donee.@airnaut:"When THEY were they one's who made it public statement, It is no
longer considered private, but public."The donee is what's
private about the donation.
Irony Guy,I am not defending Lee defaulting on his mortgage, but if you
think it was the depositors who took a loss, you are sorely misinformed on how
depository institutions in this country function. The bank's
shareholders took the loss, but since, in the eyes of so many on the left, they
are just greedy owners of those evil banks, they deserve to take the losses.since the establishment of the FDIC in 1934, no insured depositor has
lost so much as a penny when a bank has failed. No, it was not the dpositors who
lost.FT,people defaulting on mortgages created a cost to the
public only because barney frank insisted fannie and freddie lend to poor credit