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Pleasanton in top 3% for charitable giving

Original post made on Nov 27, 2013

Philanthropy is often an integral part of an overall wealth plan because those who've been blessed find ways to make a positive impact in the world.

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Posted by statistically speaking
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:19 am

Absolutely, please support the Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund, a very worthy cause, but know that the statistic used to highlight Pleasanton's overall generosity is misleading. Using the same data source cited, Pleasanton ranks only at 8,565 of 11,522 cities when you look at the percentage of income given, which is a better measure of philanthropy. Pleasantonians donate 3.2% of their income, vs overall Californians at 4.4%, and the US as a whole at 4.7%.

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Posted by lies and statistics
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

source for your dubious claim, statistically speaking? Why do you seek to demean the generous citizens of our city? What purpose does that serve and do you really think you can guilt peeople into contributing more based on your assumptions?
How about some statistics about donations based on political affiliation? With all the bleeding hearts in this area, one would think there would no poverty in this area.

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Posted by ????
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

How do we know what the incomes of Pleasantonians might be?? Who classifies by town or zip codes??

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Posted by Leland
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I give less and less because it seems that more and more my tax money goes to support liberal causes, like helping poor people. So why should I be expected to give more? I'm a rugged individualist, well, actually, I'm not very rugged, but I am an individualist who believes in holding on to what his ancestors bequeathed to him. So, give me a break with this poor mouth stuff! I don't see any poor people among my neighbors or, for that matter, even the Pleasanton bottom dwellers who live at the bottom of my hill.

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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 28, 2013 at 7:36 am

Leland, I have no doubt about one of your descriptions of yourself: I'm sure you're not very rugged. The growing amount of limousine liberals contributing to Obama so he won't confiscate as much of their inheritance speaks volumes about the typical elitist hypocrites on the left

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Posted by Leland
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I can't imagine why you think I'd vote for Obama. All he does is tax what my Daddy gave me and force people to get health insurance. And then I'm expected to kick in for others who weren't the rugged individualists that my Daddy was? Pulleeze!

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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Leland, read my post again. I never suggested you voted for the liar occupying the peoples house. Unless you are one of those limousine liberals, in which case you'd just be like the other rich, liberals protecting their ill gotten booty while guilting others into giving up their earnings to the unproductive.

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Posted by Leland
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:15 am

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Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:05 am

Wow, this is scary. Something as simple people caring for one another turns it to the mean conversations above. Being kind and caring about the less fortunate makes people feel good within. If you don't want to contribute, then don't. Leland, not to be mean, but you sound like a spoiled, selfish person who should stick your money under your mattress and hide it until you grow old.

How does this turn into a politically driven conversation. This is helping one another in our own town not about the government.

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Posted by Hmmmm...
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 9, 2014 at 11:33 pm

And yet they can't pass a parcel tax to support their own schools. Well played, Pleasanton.

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Foothill High School
on Jan 13, 2014 at 8:41 am

Leland from Ruby Hill...shameful. God has blessed your family and given you many beautiful things. One day hopefully it will be appreciated when it's gone and you haven't anywhere to go or anyone to help you because you didn't know what you had.

What's a $1000 to someone who has Millions....because for someone who has nothing, a $1000 feels like a million. You will never know true love or joy until you make someone happy for nothing in return.

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Posted by Leland
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jan 13, 2014 at 9:09 am

Whether its private giving (charity) or government entitlements (another form of charity), both simply encourage poor people to remain poor, undereducated, and unemployed. If you don't have the gumption to do well in school, or have one's Daddy do well, well then you've got a lot of nerve expecting me to give you something. My Daddy made most of my money, but he taught me how to hang on to it and not waste it on a bunch of liberal bleeding heart causes.

I bet Louise is one of those types who doesn't have money herself but wants me and the government to foot the bill for everyone else.

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