New York Tithing
Do you live in New York city?
If answered yes to any of the preceding questions you might as well join the
You might as well vote for City Councilwoman and Manhattan borough-president candidate Margarita Lopez too because a healthy chunk of that tax money comes back to her campaign fund. Why would you want to support a candidate that you were not going to vote for?
The tax money goes to "detoxification" programs for firefighters (brainwashing, exercise and sauna time) and amounts to about $630, 000 of tax payer "donations". Another wonderful faith-based program.
Local 'politicians' (Notice how there are no derogatory names for politicians? I guess it would be redundant) are not the only ones who are enamored with the program which the firefighters' union and the medical community dismiss.
Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Charles Rangel have both come out in favor of it and Reps. Vito Fossella and Carolyn McCarthy have requested $1.5 million in federal dollars for the New York programs.Atheists are in the wrong line of work.
But I really should not criticize the involuntary donation of tax dollars to a valueless program to take advantage of traumatized rescue workers in the hope of gaining converts or the fact that it seems to be quite a profitable arrangement for certain politico-types. After all it might reflect poorly on my intellect.
"This is a program that should be funded," Lopez said, adding, "Who are the stupid people who are criticizing it?"Who do we think we are after all?