To be a liberal is to be a hypocrite: Lefties give less to charity, who knew?

(Why give their own money when they can give yours? – promoted by Cool Cal)

Of course liberals are always more generous with other people's money. They upbraid the rest of us to give more tax money to the poor and other causes in pursuit of the “just” society. But when it comes to opening up their own wallets, liberals go AWOL no matter how you slice the data.

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.

Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, “Who Really Cares,” cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals.

A study by Google found an even greater disproportion: average annual contributions reported by conservatives were almost double those of liberals.

Other research has reached similar conclusions. The “generosity index” from the Catalogue for Philanthropy typically finds that red states are the most likely to give to nonprofits, while Northeastern states are least likely to do so.

The upshot is that Democrats, who speak passionately about the hungry and homeless, personally fork over less money to charity than Republicans — the ones who try to cut health insurance for children.

That's from uber liberal Nicholas Kristof.

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