Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Double dipping begins

As I pointed out earlier, reimbursing for acts of charity negates the act of charity. But that doesn't stop the American Red Cross from lobbying for federal funds to cover their costs. It is noted with irony that the voice of reason here comes from the Southern Baptists:

"Volunteer labor is just that: volunteer," said the Rev. Robert E. Reccord, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's North American Mission Board. "We would never ask the government to pay for it."
So. You give to the Red Cross, who spends your money and then puts in an expense voucher to the Federal Government, who pays THEM back. Suggest that all of you who thought they were helping out hurricane victims by donating to the Red Cross send them a request for your money back - then forward it to a true charity.


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