Perhaps republicans DO give more to charity them democrats statistically, but giving to charity means you get a tax write off (an important point all of the "expert" republitards on here are missing). So instead of paying all of your taxes, you get to donate a portion to wherever you want instead. So if you're against helping the poor through welfare, you can instead donate that money to some "Save The American Family" type "charity" that lobbies against homosexuality, and get a tax write off for doing so, while further pushing your fascist ideals on the general public. So for all the comments about "republicans are less greedy, they give more", they give to charities, probably frequently fitting their agendas, in order to basically dodge paying that in taxes (because they as a whole don't believe in paying into America's MANY socialized systems) ei. public schools, road maintenance, and the military (just three of MANY examples). Just imagine if we HAD to privately pay for national security, education, or the ability to drive ANYWHERE.