Think Before You Donate


SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS:

As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind:

The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans’

salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

MARCH OF DIMES
It is now called the March of Dimes because

only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.

The United Way
President Brian Gallagher

receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

UNICEF
CEO Caryl M. Stern receives

$1,200,000 per year (100k permonth) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.

Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.

GOODWILL
CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.

You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT.
He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to help anyone!
Stop giving to this man.

Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING

GO “GREEN” AND PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE IT WILL DO SOME GOOD  :

The Salvation Army
Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only

$13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.

96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

 

Make a Wish:For children’s last wishes.

100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.

St. Jude Research Hospital

100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and can
not afford to pay.

Ronald McDonald Houses

All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.

100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.

       

Lions Club International

100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE BLIND,BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST UNDERTAKING

IS MEASLES VACCINATIONS (ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).

Supreme Court Rejects DOMA

2012-supreme-court-16x9Last Wednesday the US Supreme Court rejected part of the Defense of Marriage Act.  The ban of same sex marriage evaporates in those states which have that statute (most do). This 5-4 decision would mean that North Carolina, and most other states with DOMA statutes will now have to recognize same sex married couples and provide benefits that are available to heterosexual couples.  As you know, North Carolina just passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as that between one man and one woman.  The margin was 61-39 – pretty overwhelming evidence of how NC voters feel about this issue…

I don’t agree with the Supreme Court’s ruling, and neither do 80% of the people I represent.  Don’t even try to tell me homosexual couples can raise a child as well as a father and mother.  Yes there are exceptions to every rule, and you may be able to cite a few.  I’m too old and far too traditional to jump into the abyss of political correctness.  The Supreme Court erred on this one.  That’s their problem, not mine…

Supremes Rule on Voting Rights Act

Last Tuesday’s US Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act will have far reaching effects in all states. You can be assured of that…It will impact voting districts as well as election law reform and Voter ID legislation.

The Senate plans to unveil major pieces of legislation in the next few days dealing with both Voter ID and election law reform.  I believe both will be well received by voters who sent us here to address these concerns.  You will see us carrying out our campaign promises…Wait and see…

Tom Apadoca said, “It’s time to bring the Section 5 ruling into this century, not the last century.”  Tom, you’re right as rain in August.

When President Obama and all the ultra-liberals rail about a Supreme Court decision, you can bet the farm it’s a good ruling.  You will see…Voters in most states have waited long enough for a strong Photo Voter ID bill.  You will see one soon.  You will also see a comprehensive election law bill before we go home in July.

Nancy Pelosi back in the speaker’s chair. You must be kidding! I need your help to stop Pelosi today.

nrccPresident Obama and his Left-wing allies will stop at nothing to win back the House and put Nancy Pelosi back in the speaker’s chair. We cannot let the Democrats do this.

If Democrats take back the House, we will continue to see bigger more intrusive government. We must continue to hold the President and government agencies, like the IRS, accountable for their gross abuse of power. I need your help to stop Pelosi today.

Our June 30th fundraising deadline is critical – every dollar counts, and will help us keep the majority and Pelosi out of the speaker’s chair.

With only four days until the end of the fundraising quarter, every dollar counts. We are so committed to stopping Nancy Pelosi that we will match every contribution that we receive before June 30th.

Contribute $100, $50, $25 or what you can to help us keep the majority and Pelosi out of the speaker’s chair.

Thanks,
Paul Ryan


Why I Am a new Republican, Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory

Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.

Stand with Gabriel Gomez

NRSCWe don’t have to wait until 2014 for a major victor

In just three weeks, Republicans have a chance to take a huge step toward replacing Harry Reid with a Republican Senate Majority Leader.

The Massachusetts special election is right around the corner, and Gabriel Gomez needs our help.

Gomez is a business leader and a former Navy Seal who knows what it means to fight for our freedoms. Now he’s fought within inches of a major political upset that could have national implications — which is why liberals have pulled out all the stops.

Gomez is currently facing a massive onslaught of Democratic special interest money. Everyone from President Obama to Harry Reid to a host of Hollywood liberals have pitched in to help defeat Gomez. Now it’s time to fight back.

With a win, we have a chance to set the political tone heading into the 2014 Elections and create a Republican Majority in the U.S. Senate. Please contribute $100, $50, $25 or whatever you can to help us in the fight to take back the Senate.

Your secure contribution will be used to aid the National Republican Senate Committee in these efforts.

Together we can see to it that Gabriel Gomez is the first victory on our drive to a build a better Senate.

Proud to stand,

Marco Rubio

United Nations International Health Organization Survey

There are actually two messages here.  The first is very interesting, but the second is absolutely astounding — and explains a lot!

A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:

U.S.                     65%
England               46%
Canada                42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:

U.S.                      93%
England               15%
Canada                43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:

U.S.                      90%
England               15%
Canada                43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:

U.S.                      77%
England               40%
Canada                43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:

U.S.                      71
England                14
Canada                 18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in “excellent health”:

U.S.                    12%
England               2%
Canada                6%

And now for the last statistic:

National Health Insurance?

U.S.                      NO
England              YES
Canada               YES

And check this last set of statistics!!

The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet…..

You know what the private business sector is.  A real-life business, not a Government job.  Here are the percentages:

T. Roosevelt………………. 38%
Taft…………………………… 40%
Wilson ……………………… 52%
Harding…………………….. 49%
Coolidge…………………… 48%
Hoover ……………………… 42%
F. Roosevelt………………. 50%
Truman……………………… 50%
Eisenhower……………….. 57%
Kennedy……………………. 30%
Johnson…………………….. 47%
Nixon………………………… 53%
Ford………………………….. 42%
Carter……………………….. 32%
Reagan………………………. 56%
GH Bush……………………. 51%
Clinton ……………………… 39%
GW Bush……………………. 55%
Obama……………………….. 8%

This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!

That’s right!  Only eight percent — the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents!  And these people are trying to tell our big Corporations how to run their business?

How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one?  Or about jobs when he has never really had one?  And when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers?

They’ve spent most of their time in academia, Government and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.”  They should have been in an employment line.

Immigration Views

Liberal Views
Support legal immigration.  Support amnesty for those who enter the U.S. illegally (undocumented immigrants).  Also  believe that undocumented immigrants have a right to:
— all educational and health benefits that citizens receive (financial aid, welfare, social security and medicaid), regardless of legal status.
— the same rights as American citizens.  It is unfair to arrest millions of undocumented immigrants.

Conservative Views
Support legal immigration only.  Oppose amnesty for those who enter the U.S. illegally (illegal immigrants).  Those who break the law by entering the U.S. illegally do not have the same rights as those who obey the law and enter legally.  The borders should be secured before addressing the problem of the illegal immigrants currently in the country.  The Federal Government should secure the borders and enforce current immigration law.

Did he or didn’t he?

It’s no secret it’s been a bad month for the Obama Administration. The scandals and controversies have been mounting, and Republicans have been working hard to continue to hold the Democrats accountable, despite their attempts to sweep things under the rug.

President Obama says he learned about the IRS scandal when he read about it in the news – just like you! If he REALLY didn’t know — what else doesn’t he know about? Is his staff conveniently forgetting to keep him looped in on other important issues? Who’s in charge over there?

We have less than 72 hours left before our end of month deadline, and we need your help so we can keep the pressure on President Obama and his liberal allies in Congress.

Contribute today and help us fight to hold the White House and the Democrats accountable

Thanks,
Kirsten Kukowski
RNC Press Secretary

Stand up for your rights!

GOP

Over the last few weeks, we have seen the Obama Administration overreach too many times.

Between the Benghazi falsehoods, shameful IRS investigations, and spying on the media, the Obama Administration has abused the public’s trust. Now more than ever it is important to stand up for the Constitution and Bill of Rights – the very documents that enshrine our rights and protect citizens from overreach by the federal government.

Please make a contribution of $5, $15 or $25 today to help the RNC elect Republicans across the country who will stand up to the arrogance and abuse of power of this President and defend the Constitution.

Make a gift of at least $5 and you will receive a “Don’t Tread On Me” sticker. Display it proudly to help us win the fight to stop the government from infringing on your rights.

StandUpForYourRights

Thank you,

Sharon Day
Co-Chair, Republican National Committee

 

The more we learn, the worse it gets

What does the IRS harassing conservatives have to do with Obamacare? Everything.

The IRS will play a dominant role in the implementation and enforcement of this disastrous law. To make things worse, the same person who was in charge of the office where the targeting of conservative groups took place is now the director of the IRS’ Obamacare office.

How can we trust the IRS to fairly implement Obamacare when they have already admitted to targeting and harassing nonprofits based on their political ideology?

Obamacare is already bad enough—small businesses are wrapped in new red tape, millennials will see higher insurance costs, and now, Americans have to worry that the same group that played politics with taxes will play politics with their healthcare.

With the IRS enforcing Obamacare, it promises to be a train wreck indeed. This is why we need your help.

Contribute $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can today to help us keep the Obama Administration accountable.

Our Memorial Day Celebration in the Czech Republic

This is an amazing story of remembrance. In the Czech Republic , the school children of the equivalent of fifth grade are each assigned one of the American and Canadian liberators buried there. Their grave is the student’s responsibility for the year and they learn all there is to know of their own hero. Their surviving family is sent letters and they respond to the annual child who tends their loved one’s grave.

No apology needed here!

Have you ever wondered if anyone in Europe remembers America ‘s sacrifice in World War II? There is an answer in a small town in the Czech Republic . The town called Pilsen ( Plzen ).

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Every 5 years, Pilsen conducts the Liberation Celebration of the City of Pilsen in the Czech Republic . May 6th, 2010, marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by General George Patton’s 3rd Army. Pilsen is the town that every American should visit. Because they love America and the American Soldier.

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Even 65 years later… by the thousands,

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The citizens of Pilsen came to say thank you.

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Lining the streets of Pilsen for miles

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From the large crowds,

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to quiet reflective moments,

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including this American family’s private time to honor and remember their American hero.

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This is the crash site of Lt. Virgil P. Kirkham, the last recorded American USAAF pilot killed in Europe during WWII. It was Lt. Kirkham’s 82nd mission and one that he volunteered to go on.

At the time, this 20-year-old pilot’s P-47 Thunderbolt plane was shot down, a young 14-year-old Czech girl, Zdenka Sladkova, was so moved by his sacrifice she made a vow to care for him and his memory. For 65 straight years, Zdenka, now 79-years-old, took on the responsibility to care for Virgil’s crash site and memorial near her home.

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On May 4th, she was recognized by the Mayor of Zdenka’s home town of Trhanova , Czech Republic , for her sacrifice and extraordinary effort to honor this American hero.

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Another chapter in this important story… the Czech people are teaching their children about America ‘s sacrifice for their freedom.

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American Soldiers, young and old, are the Rock Stars these children and their parents want autographs from.

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Yes, Rock Stars! As they patiently waited for his autograph, the respect this little Czech boy and his father have for our troops serving today was heartwarming and inspirational.

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The Brian LaViolette Foundation established The Scholarship of Honor in tribute to General George S. Patton and the American Soldier, past and present.

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Each year, a different military hero will be honored in tribute to General Patton’s memory and their mission to liberate Europe . This award will be presented to a graduating senior who will be entering the military or a form of community service such as fireman, policeman, teaching or nursing — a cause greater than self. The student will be from 1 of the 5 high schools in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

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The first award will be presented in May 2011 in honor of Lt. Virgil Kirkham, that young 20-year-old P-47 pilot killed 65 years ago in the final days of WWII.

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Presenting Virgil’s award will be someone who knows the true meaning of service and sacrifice… someone who looks a lot like Virgil. Marion Kirkham, Virgil’s brother, who himself served during WWII in the United States Army Air Corps!!!

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In closing… Here is what the city of Pilsen thinks of General Patton’s grandson. George Patton Waters (another Rock Star!) we’re proud to say, serves on Brian’s Foundation board.

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And it’s front page news over there not buried in the middle of the social section.

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Brigadier General Miroslav Zizka, 1st Deputy Chief of Staff, Ministry of Defense, Czech Armed Forces.

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Notice the flags? Share this webpage with your family and friends … every American should hear this story.