Truth hurts

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on December 22, 2008

The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof discovered that liberals are generally less generous than their conservative counterparts.

This holiday season is a time to examine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, but I’m unhappy with my findings. The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy.

Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates.

Even when acknowledging the obvious, Kristof has a hard time with his phrasing. Is it really evidence of "tremendous compassion" to approve of raising taxes on other people to support "generous government spending"?

This sort of disconnect has been noted before, yet it hasn't seemed to shame liberals into more charitable giving -- the purported goal of Kristof's column.

Here's hoping Kristof has an effect, but don't hold your breath.

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I'm not an IFCN verified fact checker but if you're going to say it's false that Biden wants to ban handguns, maybe don't...and stay with me here...include a quote of Biden saying he wants to ban handguns.

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PolitiFact are partisan liars.

Biden explicitly said, about “9-mm PISTOLS” that can fire large-capacity magazines: "I’m continuing to push to ELIMINATE the sale of those things."

House GOP was RIGHT when it said Biden wants to ban handguns. PolitiFact dishonestly added “all.” https://twitter.com/PolitiFact/status/1418309431029342208

PolitiFact@PolitiFact

[email protected] said @JoeBiden "wants to ban handguns."

He doesn't. He wants to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Neither would touch the most popular handguns.
https://bit.ly/36Wl57A

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