Obama: ‘We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone’

“We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone. […] As … Continued

“We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone. […] As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. That’s what we believe.”

President Obama commenting on working together as he accepted the Democratic nomination for president.

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President Barack Obama takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 6, 2012.

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  • SODDI

    “We” do not know that. “We” do not even know if churches, which in a lot of cases are HYPER-wealthy, use even 10% of the money they gather each year to help people in their local communities.

    “We” do know that certain churches have enormous slush funds that the use to pay off the victims of their clergy’s sexual abuse.

    And “we” also know that many clergymen live lives of ostentatious opulence, but still beg for more and more from their impoverished parishioners.

    You are pandering as bad as any Republican, Obama.

  • DCTom1

    We know that you are really out of touch with the reality of most clergy in this country.

  • roflolwut

    Look at what the nuns do to help people as part of the Catholic Church? Do they use their funds to pay victims of abuse? No, they help people

  • DCFanOutWest

    Aha! So! Obama says that “…churches… make… poverty!” What a Kenyan!