2/24/2006

Give $$$ to T-Ricky's CHARITY?
Now you see it. Now you don't!

Charity begins at home?
Santorum's Operation Good Neighbor is low on giving, high on fees

By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Sen. Rick Santorum's charity donated only about 40 percent of the $1.25 million it spent during a four-year period, well below Better Business Bureau standards - paying out the rest for overhead, including several hundred thousand dollars to campaign aides on the charity payroll.

The charity, Operation Good Neighbor, is described on its Web site as an organization promoting "compassionate conservatism" by providing grants to small nonprofits, many of them faith-based.

The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance has set a standard that charitable organizations spend at least 65 percent of their total expenses on program activities.

Operation Good Neighbor is based at the same address as Santorum's campaign office in suburban Philadelphia, and some of the same people who have worked on his campaign are working for his charity and collecting money from it, records show.
http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/nation/13959161.htm



For Tricky Ricky CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME and we all know where that is, don't we gang? VIRGINIA!
Give (away your money) to
Operation NOT MY Neighbor
Help T-Ricky's "Kids "
(OK, they are actually "campaign aides" but with the magic word "abracadabramoff",
T-Ricky can create any illusion he wants.)